The German composer Carl Maria von Weber is remembered in music history as one of the first influential figures of the Romantic era of the 1800s. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to the German opera repertoire, as he was one of the first composers to write operas that were uniquely German stories. His operas would go on to later inspire the work of Richard Wagner who would go on to revolutionize German opera--and opera as a whole-- forever. While opera is what Weber is best known for, he also composed instrumental works as well, many of which are influential pieces for the instruments they are composed for. The Bassoon Concerto in F Major, opus 75 is one such example. Composed in 1811, this concerto is a part of the standard repertoire for bassoon and is only one of two works by the composer for solo bassoon. Like many concertos of the late Classical era, this piece is in three movements: I. Allegro ma non troppo, II. Adagio, III. Rondo: Allegro.
Instrumentation: Bassoon and Piano