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Bassoon with obligation to play Contrabassoon

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo

Bassoon with obligation to play Contrabassoon
Starting date: January 2020

Repertoire, round 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bassoon Concerto B-flat major, 1st movement with cadenza.
Orchestra excerpts (bassoon)

Repertoire, round 2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Bassoon Concerto B-flat major, 2nd movement with cadenza on contrabassoon.
Orchestra excerpts (contrabassoon)

Repertoire, round 3
Camille Saint-Saëns
Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, 2nd movement.
Orchestra excerpts

The audition will take place on 10–11 May 2019.
Closing date for applications: 8 April 2019.

The contrabassoon of the orchestra (a Heckel) will be available for practice throughout the spring. Please contact bassoontutti@konserthuset.se for more information.

Auditions take place after personal invitation. Orchestral excerpts will be sent out with the personal invitation or read further down.

Please send your application and C.V. to:
E-mail: bassoontutti@konserthuset.se



Solo Repertoire – Bassoon

Mozart Bassoon Concerto; 1st Mvt. with cadenza
Saint-Saëns Sonata for Bassoon and Piano; 2nd Mvt.

Orchestral Excerpts – 2nd Bassoon
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique; 4th Mvt. bars 25-33, 47-63; 5th Mvt. bars 47-66
Mozart The Marriage of Figaro; Ouverture bars 1-24, 156-171
Mozart Symphony No. 35; 4th Mvt. Presto bars 9-66, 88-98
Brahms Concerto for Violin and Orchestra; 1st Mvt., bars 1-8; 2nd Mvt., bars 1-32
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4; 1st Mvt. bars 21-26, 35-48, 127-132, 145-156
Tchaikovsky Symphonie Pathétique; 3rd Mvt. bars 124-137; 4th Mvt. bars 1-36
Mahler Symphony No. 1; 3rd Mvt. bars 113-123

Solo Repertoire – Contrabassoon
Mozart Bassoon Concerto; 2nd Mvt. with cadenza

Orchestral Excerpts – Contrabassoon
Ravel Ma Mère l’oye; 4th Mvt. bars 49-94, 107-137
Beethoven Symphony No. 5; 4th Mvt. bars 25-63, 72-91 (without repeat), 238-272
Mahler Symphony No. 9; 4th Mvt. bars 28-30
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde; 6th Mvt. number 6-7
Brahms Symphony No. 1; 1st Mvt. bars 46-51, 161-181, 293-320, 335-341; 4th Mvt. bars 1-3, 22-23, 47-51, 94-110
Brahms Symphony No. 3; 1st Mvt. bars 113-120; 4th Mvt. bars 42-48, 178-182, 240-244
Strauss, R Salome; 8 bars before number 152 – number 153, 5th – 13th bar of number 306
Verdi Don Carlos; 3rd Act, 2nd Scene bars 104-140

Audition information
The audition consists of three rounds. The first two takes place behind a screen. The orchestra tunes in A=442 Hz.

Round 1 – Bassoon
Mozart Bassoon Concerto; 1st Mvt. with cadenza
Orchestral excerpts (bassoon)

Round 2 – Contrabassoon
Mozart Bassoon Concerto; 2nd Mvt. with cadenza
Orchestral excerpts (contrabassoon)

Round 3
Saint-Saëns Sonata for Bassoon and Piano; 2nd Mvt.
Orchestral excerpts