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Bassoon/Contrabassoon


Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo

Starting date: 1 July 2019

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

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

Repertoire, round 3
Camille Saint-Saëns
Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, 1st and 2nd movement.
Orchestra excerpts

Ensemble excerpts

The audition will take place on the 4th and 5th of June 2018.
Closing date for applications: 13 May 2018.

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- and ensemble 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

For further information, please contact:
Mr Anders Linder, Orchestra Manager
E-mail: anders.linder@konserthuset.se

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Solo Repertoire – Bassoon
Mozart Bassoon Concerto; 1st Mvt. with cadenza
Saint-Saëns Sonata for Bassoon and Piano; 1st and 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
Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole; 1st Mvt. Prélude number 8-9
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 Piano Concerto; bars 2-8, 14-16, number 49-50
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

Ensemble Excerpts – Bassoon
Nielsen Wind Quintet op. 43; 1st Mvt. 1st repeat and 3rd Mvt. bar 248 Andantino festivo (no extension and no low A in the last bar).

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; 1st and 2nd Mvt.
Orchestral excerpts
Ensemble excerpts