Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassoon audition


Audition information

Position
Principal bassoon
Application deadline
January 31, 2022
Audition date
March 14 through May 16, 2022
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(Posted on December 21, 2021; last updated about 1 month ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Solo
MozartBassoon Concerto, K. 191
  • Mvt. I: 35–97
  • Mvt. II: 7–47
Orchestral repertoire
BartókConcerto for Orchestra
  • Mvt. II: 9–25
  • Mvt. II: 165–180
  • Mvt. V: 59–74
BeethovenLeonore Overture No. 3
  • 1–14
  • 31 after E to 9 after F
BeethovenSymphony No. 4
  • Mvt I: 65–82
  • Mvt. IV: 15–25
  • Mvt. IV: 184–190
  • Mvt. IV: 300–302
BeethovenSymphony No. 9, “Choral,” Op. 125
  • Mvt. IV: 116–A
BeethovenViolin Concerto
  • Mvt. II: 20–30
  • Mvt. III: 134–158
BerliozSymphonie fantastique
  • Mvt. IV: 2 before 52 to 2 after 53
  • Mvt. V: 8 after 63 to 19 after 65
  • Mvt. V: 4 after 83 to 84
BrahmsSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. I: 8 before D to 70
  • Mvt. III: 12 before G to 3 before H
  • Mvt. IV: 1 to 3 before A
MozartThe Marriage of Figaro
  • Overture: 101–123
  • Overture: 139–171
  • Overture: 214–236
MozartSymphony No. 35, “Haffner”
  • Mvt. IV: 147–181
MozartSymphony No. 41, “Jupiter”, K. 551
  • Mvt. I: 7 after A for 10 measures
  • Mvt. I: 3 after D for 8 measures
  • Mvt. IV: B for 21 measures
  • Mvt. IV: 40 after C for 19 measures
  • Mvt. IV: 9 before F to F
ProkofievPeter and the Wolf
  • 1 before 15 to 4 after 16
RavelAlborada del Grazioso
  • 912
RavelBoléro
  • 3 after 2 to 3
  • 4 after 4 to 7 after 4
RavelPiano Concerto in G
  • Mvt. I: 910
  • Mvt. I: 25 to 5 after 25
  • Mvt. III: 5 after 14 to 16, both parts
RavelRapsodie Espagnole
  • Mvt. I: 89
Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade, Op. 35
  • Mvt. II: opening and cadenzas
Saint-SaënsSymphony No. 3, “Organ”
  • Mvt. I: 9 after A for 7 measures
  • Mvt. I: 7 before D to E
  • Mvt. I: 1 after N to 6 before Q
  • Mvt. II: N to 11 after O
ShostakovichSymphony No. 9, Op. 70
  • Mvt. IV to A in Mvt. V
StraussDon Quixote
  • 598–614
StravinskyThe Firebird
  • 3 after 183 to 1 before 187
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
  • Opening solos to 7 before 13
StravinskyPulcinella
  • Mvt. VI: Gavotta, Variation 2a
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4
  • Mvt. I: E for 11 measures
  • Mvt. I: 294–299
  • Mvt. II: 274–end
TchaikovskySymphony No. 5
  • Mvt. III: 18–72
TchaikovskySymphony No. 6
  • Mvt. I: opening solos
  • Mvt. I: 102–129
  • Mvt. IV: 1 to 3 before C
Possible sight-reading
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