Mozart’s Sonata for Bassoon and Cello is utterly gorgeous

22 March 2017, 14:43 | Updated: 19 April 2017, 08:43

Amy Harman bassoon YCAT

It’s not often that the bassoon gets to be the centre of attention – but in this sonata Mozart shows off just how versatile and virtuosic instrument it can be

Amy Harman is a bassoonist with the Young Classical Artists Trust.

In unrelated news, she also has a cat called Cheryl who likes to sit on her shoulders while she practises.


The only way I seem to be allowed to practise this afternoon #cherylthecat #catsofinstagram

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We asked her to come in to the studio to show off exactly what a bassoon could do, with cellist Sarah McMahon.

Here’s some fancy finger-work from Mozart:


And here’s an aria from an opera by Mozart – transcribed for cello and bassoon. We think it’s gorgeous

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