Death of a bassoon legend

Death of a bassoon legend


norman lebrecht

March 28, 2017

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 on Vimeo.


  • George Berry says:

    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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  • michael kozel says:

    Private student of Sergiu Celibidache? No thing like that ever happened . . .