Death of a bassoon legend

Danish media are reporting the death of Peter Bastian, a founder of the Danish Wind Quintet, a physicist and a wild-trek explorer. He was 73.

Among other pursuits, he was a rare private student of the conductor Sergiu Celibidache.

Ind i musikken – Peter Bastian på sugerør / Peter Bastian playing a straw from Tvjournalist.dk on Vimeo.

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  • What a talented bassoonist. He is an inspiration to us bassoonist who have branched out into other musical traditions. I wish I had met him. Sorry to hear of his passing.

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