The 2.7 metre-long Baroque contrabassoon - and it sounds absolutely awesome

1 November 2016, 19:40

Nicknamed Bassoon-osaurus (for quite obvious reasons, once you've heard it). It's starring in a new Australian period production.

Introducing the woodwind instrument that weighs 5.7 kilograms of pure amazing.

It's a copy of a 1714 German instrument and is providing some epic continue grunt to Pinchgut Opera's production of Handel's Theodora Downunder.

We'll leave it to Pinchgut's bearded woodwind virtuoso, Simon Rickard, to explain more. And most importantly, give this monster a bit of a blow.

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