The management of Russia’s New Opera theatre has sent a questionnaire to orchestra section leaders, asking for time and motion details for each individual player. The criteria are reportedly set by the Russian Ministry of Culture.
Results for bassoon are:
– The weight of the instrument is approximately 5 kg, depending on model.
– The number of notes played per hour is 6,384 (really?).
– Number of breaths per hour: 570.
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