When Igor Stravinsky was composing his seminal masterpiece ‘The rite of spring’, he wanted the opening to ‘represent the awakening of nature, the scratching, gnawing, wiggling of birds and beasts.’ So he wrote what was to become the most famous bassoon solo in classical music. If you havent had the chance to hear it yet, then do!
A beautiful instrument of a very distinctive colour, which – in the words of celebrated guitarst Frank Zappa – ‘has a medieval aroma, like the days when everything used to sound like that’, can unlock its secrets to the player after a few lessons with the right teacher.
Here at Lycaeum we offer bassoon lessons for both children and adults of all levels and ages. Our tutors design the learning path appropriately according to each of our student’s needs, so that they will have fun and will be ready to perform at their very best when the big day of the performance comes.
Book a trial session now and see how you like our bassoon lessons!