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Introducing Beethoven’s Contrabassoon

Wed Aug 22 2018

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What is this big beast of the orchestra, and where did it come from?

David Chatterton introduces the contrabassoon as heard in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Haydn’s Creation.

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