Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Never cry wolf

The film adaptation of Farley Mowat's Never Cry Wolf features the bassoon prominently. This is a fictive addition by the filmmakers, as Mowat never mentions a bassoon, but it's a small change to an already somewhat fictional book, and it makes us bassoonists happy. Here's one of the appearances of the bassoon:

Wow, I can't sound like that in my living room, much less outside in the snow. Still, gorgeous playing --- David Wells says  it's Rufus Oliver of the SF Opera. David also writes quite a bit more about the movie. There's also a discussion of it on the excellent and new-to-me blog, Dr. Pierce's Bassoon Studio.

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