Thursday, May 10, 2012
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Légère bassoon reeds!
Check it out: Légère will be adding bassoon reeds to their commercially available synthetic reeds. Their clarinet reeds have been very successful. James Campbell is a strong advocate, and told me that for some European orchestra (Berlin?), Légère had converted not just one player, but the entire section. But the architecture of a single reed is simpler than a double reed, and the last time I checked, they hadn't been able to solve the complications in manufacturing the reeds. Evidently, that has changed. I've added my name to the waiting list. I'm pretty excited, this could be big.