Alan P. Beste

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Max F. Dalby


The purpose of the solo recital was to further develop my abilities on an instrument to my maximum capacity; to obtain a fuller understanding of the performance-related problems of the bassoon, and to discover and practice the solutions to those problems; to have an opportunity to encounter various musical styles from all periods; to gain a greater knowledge of the existing solo literature for the bassoon; and to gain a better understanding of performance problems in general as they relate to all areas of instrumental performance.

This report will present the works performed on that recital in the light of their historical significance, the problems they presented in preparing them for performance, the methods and techniques found and attempted for their solution, and the applications that may be generalized to performance on any instrument.

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