Born in Toulouse, Marcel Bitsch
(1921-2011) went on to study at the Paris Conservatoire before becoming a professor of counterpoint at the institution. As an exceptionally versatile composer, Bitsch
has composed orchestral works, chamber works and numerous pieces and studies for wind instruments. Concertino
is a sublime addition to the Bassoon repertoire.
Suited to advanced level bassoonists, Bitsch
contains a range of exciting musical aspects, including varied articulation, complex rhythms, irregular phrasing, exploited tonality and much variation in dynamics, tempo and performance directions. The diversity of musical elements included in this Marcel Bitsch Concertino
for Bassoon and Piano is outstanding, creating a necessary addition to the advanced bassoonist's repertoire. More