Dempster Zugzwang!

Chamber Music Duets/Duos

  • Dempster


    21st Century (2012). For bassoon & french horn. Composer Thomas Dempster says, "In the widely-known and respected game of chess, the Zugzwang is a forced move that a defending player has to move in order to, you know, not die. It's a move a player has to make in order to avoid checkmate. This is one of the endgame scenarios in chess, with the player forcing the Zugzwang basically holding the upper hand… It's a chase to the end. I envisioned the horn and bassoon as two figures engaged in a quick back and forth with a chase to the finish, each instrument showing off its own arsenal while occasionally borrowing pawns or bishops from the other side of the board to make a point." -the publisher

    • Category: Chamber Music Duets/Duos
    • Item: 094410
    • Grade/Level: Advanced
    • Price: $22.95

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