Duration 17'00'' 17 pages
The variation work for bassoon and piano has been composed as a mandatory song for the summer 2011 Crusell Week bassoon competition. The composition consists of four different variations, each with different types of challenges for musicians. The first part is fast and virtuosic. It introduces a simple four-note theme from different perspectives. The second variation begins calmly and contemplatively, but becomes more passionate and eventually ends up introducing the theme with the help of multiphones as well. The third variation begins with the bassoon monologue and themes already heard in the first part. A few bassoon tannins bring drama. In the last variation, the theme can be heard in the piano’s low register as the bassoon evokes and descends towards the final notes.