Reinhold Gliere, (1874-1956) was a Soviet composer, of
German and Polish descent. He achieved a high status in
the Soviet musical world after the revolution, largely
because of his interest in national styles. The Deux
Morceaux for bassoon and piano are taken from a collection
of 11 Pieces, Opus 35, composed in 1908, and include two
movements: No. 8 "Humoresque" and No. 9 "Impromptu."
Although the Humoresque is listed first in the
collection, it is frequently preceded by the
Impromptu in performances. This Jeanne Music
Publications edition has been edited by Valarie
Anderson. The duration is approximately 3-3.5 minutes
for each movement.
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