Composed by Eugène Bourdeau, Premier Solo (1894) is a fabulous piece for Bassoon and Piano written for the Paris Conservatoire contest. This edition was edited by G. Dhérin, a professor at the Paris Conservatoire.
Really rich but also challenging, this piece is a standard of the Bassoon repertoire and would fit the skills of upper-intermediate players. It lasts for around 5 minutes.
Eugène Bourdeau (1850-1925) was a professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He composed other pieces for Bassoon such as the 'Second solo' or the '30 Exercises'.