I can sympathise with the bassoon player - it's hard to think of any memorable 'bassoon moments' in Bruckner, but a top horn player worried about one of the great horn solos in the repertoire? I would have thought she would see it as an opportunity to shine.
Anyway, what (if any) are the violinist's dream and nightmare moments? Sheherazade? Swan Lake? Or any orchestral parts which strike fear.......
One of mine was Anitra's Dance in Peer Gynd. A few bars are Really Awkward (well they were at my level of technique)- I never found a satisfactory fingering - and very exposed for the whole section (violin I).
On the opposite side, I love the big solo at the beginning of Josef Suk's Fairy Tale. I'd have been very happy to tackle that. Nothing to fear that I can hear, even for an amateur.
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