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Weber's Op. 35 forms a fitting companion-piece to his well-known concerto for bassoon. No less effectively written, its 'Hungarian' rhythms and accents admirably suit the character of the instrument. The version with piano accompaniment by which it is generally known today is an anonymously edited one dating from some 40 years after the composer's death; the solo part differs in number of details from the composer's original. The aim of this edition is to restore Weber's text free of any editorial intervention. (William Waterhouse)