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  • n. A person who plays the bassoon, a musical instrument in the woodwind family, having a double reed and, playing in a tenor range.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A performer on the bassoon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A performer on the bassoon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a musician who plays the bassoon


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From bassoon +‎ -ist (‘a person who uses something’).


  • The classical audience should be able to focus on the music, not what the bassoonist is wearing on his feet or why the cellist is wearing a pink polo shirt with orange pants.

    Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it

  • The principal bassoonist at the New York Philharmonic got some good news recently: The bassoon part in Maurice Ravel's "Mother Goose" ballet ("Ma Mère l'Oye"), which will be performed on the orchestra's program for three consecutive evenings beginning Wednesday (and reprised Jan. 4), just grew by four full measures.

    Four Lost Measures Found

  • Kleiber, often lonely, was prone to form unlikely friendships—one was with a female bassoonist in a Luxembourg orchestra whom he spotted on television.

    The Disappearing Maestro

  • After a little research and rallying of corporate colleagues for funding, Meyers hooked up with Dantes Rameau, an award-winning Canadian bassoonist and alum of The Yale School of Music and the New England Conservatory, to name a few who studied El Sistema in Venezuela as a member of the Abreu Fellows Program.

    Kristi York Wooten: This Thanksgiving: Why Our City's Underserved Children Are Thankful for Music Education

  • I also enjoyed Jesse Briton's performance in My Fortnum and Mason Hell, a faux-naive narrative about a bassoonist arrested for protesting against Tory cuts.

    Edinburgh festival 2011: The highs and lows

  • One reason it's cool, of course, is that a food truck run by a Julliard-trained bassoonist or an ad agency creative director, an art teacher or a real estate lawyer, to name a few of the book's other mobile vendors feels like a clever juxtaposition, a kind of cultural irony on wheels.

    A Food Movement on Wheels

  • Four pages later she's writing about Doug Quint, a Julliard-trained bassoonist who drives around Manhattan in something called the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.

    A Food Movement on Wheels

  • There were two wonderful jazz pianists, a flutist whose solo performance took me back to when he was dazzling us fifty years before, a bassoonist who had been the principal chair at the New York Philharmonic, several vocalists, operatic and pop, and readings from among our distinguished writers and poets.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Lifelong Learning at a Fiftieth High School Reunion

  • Choristers and brass players were sometimes deployed in the balconies, and Nekrotzar had one grand entrance down the aisle, trailed by a bassoonist, violinist, clarinetist and piccolo player.

    Laughing in the Face of Death

  • In one movement we hear recordings of the musicians 'voices as they played their virtuosic solos: here was the French horn player who wished he was a clarinettist; the contra-bassoonist who adores playing "low notes all day long"; the cellist who says of the audience, "the more they listen, the better we play".

    Michael Wolters sees into the minds of musicians


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