Richard Svoboda, bassoon


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I'm pleased that you have happened upon my website. If you are interested in finding out more about me and what I do, this is a great place to start.

Whether you are a classical music aficionado, a bassoonist young or old, a Richard Svoboda fan (hi Mom!), or even an internet surfer lost in cyberspace, there is probably something on this site to interest you.

You might want to check out my solo CD, "Le Phénix, 18th Century French Music for Bassoon." It's a collection of works I love by early French masters, and features the entire bassoon section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the title track. The Double Reed recently described it as a "flawless and sophisticated album," and as "an album that will stand out as a testimony to their highest technical standards and enlightened musicianship."

I also have a book of Daily Scale Exercises for the Bassoonist that is a required rite of passage for all of my students. Even though I think highly of its value (I did write it!) it is surpassing my expectations with its increasing popularity.

You'll also find a listing of upcoming performances to interest the bassoon lover, and information on bygone performances as well. And if you might have an interest in studying with me, there's even a page for that.

Do feel free to explore. My site is pretty small so it shouldn't take you long at all to read every word if you're so inclined.

Thanks for stopping in!

Photo of 2010 recording session by Elizabeth M. Foulser. Used with permission.