Notes from Home: Doug and Emma Spaniol

Apr 8, 2020

Doug and Emma Spaniol with Winnie

Reconstructing bassoon teaching pieces and arranging Ozzy Osbourne songs for his group Rock E. Bassoon are all in a day's work for Doug Spaniol.

He and his daughter Emma recently joined Classical IPR via Zoom from their basement in Indianapolis.

Doug Spaniol explained how recreating the keyboard part for Julius Weissenborn's Tone and Performance Studies was a little like solving a crossword puzzle. Then, he and Emma performed a selection from the collection he recently published.

They then put the pedal to the metal and performed an excerpt of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train."

Watch the Spaniols' entire interview and performance with Classical IPR below.

Doug and his colleagues from Rock E. Bassoon's 2018 appearance on The Bob and Tom Show is featured below.