Bassoonist and teacher, K. David Van Hoesen left us today. He passed away in the company of his family in Pittsburgh. He was 90 years old.
He was my musical "father". He taught me so much about the bassoon and also about music in general. He showed me what great teaching was all about.
He played much of his career in the Rochester Philharmonic.
His sound was beautiful, smooth and even. Listen to this excerpt from William Schuman's "New England Triptych" and you will hear a good example.