Bassoonova is probably not to be danced to, indeed has not a great deal of the bossa nova about it. But the title, suggested to me flippantly by the film maker Barrie Gavin, became irresistible. It has five movements, which are played with as little break between them as possible. They are: Allegro – Molto Vivo – Recitativo – Ostinato – Allegretto, and the work lasts just under 9 minutes. Bassoonova was written at the request of Steven Stucky for David Breidenthal.
Categories: Solo instrument