Musical Form: Classical & Romantic Eras: Bassoon sonata

A bassoon sonata is a sonata for bassoon, often with piano accompaniment. Sonatas written for bassoon were relatively uncommon until the second half of the twentieth century. Occasionally, sonatas written for bassoon can also be performed on cello. The twentieth century also saw a greater proliferation of sonatas for solo bassoon and sonatas for bassoon in various duets with other instruments (such as cello or oboe). Unless otherwise noted, the pieces below are for bassoon and piano.


Mozart: – Sonata for Bassoon & Cello in B♭ major, K. 292/196c

The sonata is set in 3 movements: 1. Allegro (0:00) 2. Andante (4:49) 3. Rondo: Allegro (10:07)

Composed in Munich at the beginning of 1775 for Baron Thaddäus von Dürnitz.

Performers: Eckart Hübner, bassoon; Reinhard Latzko, cello.

Telemann: Bassoon Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1

Bassoon Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1

  1. Triste
  2. Allegro
  3. Andante
  4. Vivace

Matthew Wilkie, Bassoon
Neal Peres da Costa, Harpsichord
Kees Boersma, Double Bass

Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, op.168


  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegro scherzando
  3. Molto adagio / Allegro moderato

Bassoon: Jozef Makarovič
Piano: Jana Nácovská
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