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Tchaikovsky Pathetique symphony bass clarinet

Hello, my name is Daniel and I am a graduate student and teaching assistant in musicology and philosophy at the University of Idaho. One of my assignments for my Orchestral Literature class is to write a descriptive analysis of Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 6. I want to include a brief remark regarding the common practice of utlizing a bass clarinet for the softest solo bassoon passage immediately before the development section in the first movement. I notice that that topic was briefly addressed on the Tchaikovsky Research Forum. I was wondering if anyone was aware of any books in which this practice was mentioned? I know from my own experience that this is often done, as well as from various online sources like Wikipedia, but, if at all possible, I'd like to be able to cite from a printed source.

If anyone has any recommendations, please let me know.

Thank you,

Daniel John Carroll, B.A.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Music
The University of Idaho

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