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Feb172011

Seattle Weekly - Seth Krimsky: Excuse Me While I Plug In My Electric Bassoon

By Gavin Borchert - The bassoon has never gotten the attention it deserves from composers - despite its historical prestige as one of the earliest woodwind instruments to become a regular member of the orchestra and its practically bipolar ability to negotiate a range of moods, from heartbreaking poignancy to slapstick clowning. Sure, it's useful, the workhorse bass of the wind choir, but far from glamorous; not a romantic lead, but a character actor - the William H. Macy of the orchestra.

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