This concerto shows a bassoon in a rather relaxed, freedom-loving light. At the first movement, he is both facetious and whimsical sometimes even taking himself for a dancer. In the second movement, it is a lyrical and nostalgic loner, while in the third movement, it runs happily, accompanied by the maracas in a South American country. The bassoon is like a living character who gives the impression of wanting to break free from the mold of the traditional structure of the three movements of the concerto form.
Separate orchestra parts available for rent on request.