Moods In Blue

Composed in:
for bassoon & piano (in one movement)
12 minutes
Doblinger Music Publishers, Vienna (catalog # 05 562)
Commissioned by:
David Breidenthal, Principal Bassoonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Premiere performance:
3/4/2002 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA by David Breidenthal - bassoon and Gloria Cheng - piano
CD recording:
David Breidenthal, BASSOON POWER, Crystal Records CD 842 (under its working title MOODY BLUES)


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… a magnificent piece of music and a wonderful showcase for a bassoon soloist.”

Ensemble (GERMANY)

… a sparkling gem from the very talented Gernot Wolfgang … Like other Wolfgang works, this one also relies heavily on the style and gestures of jazz and popular-oriented music. It’s a real beauty of a work – difficult, but extremely accessible, even on first listening.”

Ronald Klimko, The Double Reed

“One of the most substantial and fully realized entries is Moody Blues [a.k.a. Moods in Blue], by the Austrian- born Gernot Wolfgang … Of all the pieces included here, Moody Blues is perhaps the one that uses the bassoon-and-piano medium with the greatest naturalness and ease. The result is a 12-minute work that embraces blues and jazz elements as well as more abstract, angular materials, smoothly integrating them into a single fluent, well-shaped movement … ”

Walter Simmons, Fanfare