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Researcher’s Guide to the Bassoon

This book is a valuable tool for anyone researching the bassoon or bassoon-related topics. It includes citations for nearly every book, article, dissertation, thesis, and video dealing with the bassoon. It is divided into different sections, allowing one to easily look up available information on a particular bassoon player, composer, information on bassoon reeds, or other aspects of the instrument. There is also an alphabetical section by author included along with the category listings. The set-up of the volume is similar to that of a telephone book, with headers at the top of each page, allowing one to readily browse through and find the needed information quickly.


“Dr. Lipori is to be commended for his care and industry in compiling this Research and Information Guide…. Its cross referencing is user friendly, and it covers the total spectrum of topics from reed making to repertoire, to historically significant players and teachers…. The volume promises to hold an important place on the reference shelf of the next generation of bassoon researchers.” – William Dietz, Professor, University of Arizona

Table of Contents

Table of contents: alphabetical listings; subject headings/listings; auditions; bassoon outside US/travel; bassoonists; information on several bassoonists; contrabassoon; fingerings; general; history; instruments (general, acoustics, bocals, design and construction, maintenance and repair); lists, catalogs, discographies; music (solo; chamber, large ensemble, composers); non-German bassoons; reeds (early instruments, tools and other accessories) ; related instruments; teaching technique; tutors; writings.