Bassoon Reed Making

Bassoon Reed Making : A Pedagogic History

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Withheld by leading pedagogues in an effort to control competition, the art of reed making in the early 20th century has been shrouded in secrecy, producing a generation of performers without reed making fluency. While tenets of past decades remain in modern pedagogy, Christin Schillinger details the historical pedagogical trends of bassoon reed making to examine the impact different methods have had on the practice of reed making and performance today. Schillinger traces the pedagogy of reed making from the earliest known publication addressing bassoon pedagogy in 1687 through the publication of Julius Weissenborn's Praktische Fagott-Schule and concludes with an in-depth look at contemporary methodologies developed by Louis Skinner, Don Christlieb, Norman Herzberg, and Lewis Hugh Cooper. Aimed at practitioners and pedagogues of the bassoon, this book provides a deeper understanding of the history and technique surrounding reed-making craft and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 345g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 20 b&w illus.
  • 0253018153
  • 9780253018151
  • 1,498,974

Review quote

"Unique in its scope and breadth, and thus stands alone as a general history of reed making pedagogy." -Dennis Michel, Bassoonist, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Head of Woodwinds in the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt Universityshow more

About Christin Schillinger

Christin M. Schillinger is an internationally recognized bassoon performer, scholar and pedagogue. Her solo albums, Bassoon Transcended (2013) and Bassoon Surrounded (2009) on the MSR Classics label display her advocacy for living more

Table of contents

IntroductionPart I: The History of Bassoon Pedagogy1. Pedagogic Methods 1687-1803An Oral TraditionThe Performer/Author: Cugnier and OziThe Founding of the Paris Conservatoire2. Pedagogic Methods 1803-1887Ozi's Nouvelle methode de basson (1803) and Frohlich's Vollstandige theoretisch-praktische Musikschule (1811)Almenraeder's Die Kunst des Fagottblasens, oder, Vollstandige theoretische praktische, Fagottschule (1843) and Jancourt's Methode theorique et pratique pour le basson (1845)Weissenborn's Praktische Fagott-Schule (1887)Part II: The History of Bassoon Reed Making3. Instrument Maker/Reed MakerThe Era of Long Lasting ReedsChanging Demands: The Performer/Reed Maker Emerges4. Performer/Reed MakerEtienne Ozi: Transitional FigureThe Standardization of the BassoonPart III: The History of Bassoon Reed-Making Pedagogy5. Pedagogic Methods 1687-1787A LineageCugnier's "Le Basson" (1780) and Ozi's Methode nouvelle et raisonnee pour le bassoon (1787)6. The Birth of Reed-Making PedagogyOzi's Nouvelle methode (1803)7. Pedagogic Methods 1803-1843Frohlich's Vollstandige theoretisch-praktische Musikschule (1811)Almenraeder's Die Kunst des Fagottblasens oder Vollstandige theoretisch praktische Fagottschule (1843)8. Pedagogic Methods 1844-1887Willent-Bordogni's Methode complete pour le bassoon (1844) and Jancourt's Methode theorique et pratique pour le basson (1847)International PedagogiesWeissenborn's Praktische Fagott-Schule (1887)Part IV: Bassoon Reed-Making Pedagogy in Twentieth Century America9. The Modern Era: The Secrecy of Reed Making10. Researcher/Pedagogue: Louis Skinner11. Reed Maker/Innovator: Don Christlieb12. Artist/Scholar I: Norman Herzberg13: Artist/Scholar II: Lewis Hugh CooperConclusionAppendix 1. Reed Notes: Don Christlieb (1945)Appendix 2. Herzberg Bassoon Reed ExamAppendix 3. Cooper's Reed Contribution Sshow more

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