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The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time 

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Updated August 19, 2019 1.6k votes 340 voters 15.9k views 51 items
The bassoon is a mysterious instrument. Though not the most recognizable instrument in an orchestra, it does have a distinct look and is vitally important in many pieces. A member of the woodwind family, the bassoon has an incredibly rich and unique sound. Remember the story “Peter and the Wolf?” The bassoon played a large role in the piece "Peter and the Wolf," providing a somewhat subtle, mysterious sound. Who are the greatest bassoonists of all time?
 
This list features the greatest bassoonists in history. These musicians were truly masters of their craft and had an extreme influence on the art of playing the bassoon. The bassoonists on this list have been ranked by the community's votes, and represent the most talented musicians to have ever picked up the bassoon.
 
Vote up the best bassoonists of all time on the list below, or add the bassoonists you think are truly the greatest if they aren't already listed.
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Klaus Thunemann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
Klaus Thunemann
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Milan Turković is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
Milan Turković
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Maurice Allard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Stefan Schweigert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Judith LeClair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Per Hannevold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Carl Almenräder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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William Waterhouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Sol Schoenbach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Bernard Garfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Simon Kovar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Archie Camden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Arthur Weisberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Roger Birnstingl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Martin Gatt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Sherman Walt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Edward Elgar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Peter Schickele is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Frank Tiberi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Julie Price is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Mordechai Rechtman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
Mordechai Rechtman
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Bill Douglas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Steve Marsden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Garvin Bushell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time
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Jacques-Martin Hotteterr... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time