All double bass articles – Page 5

  • Francois_Rabbath

    Double bassist François Rabbath performs Reitba


    Double bassist François Rabbath, who features in The Strad's February 2014 double bass special , performs his own Reitba, a portrait of the African desert. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase ...

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    Double bassist Joel Quarrington performs Korngold's Garden Scene


    London Symphony Orchestra principal double bassist Joel Quarrington and pianist Jean Desmarais perform a transcription of Garden Scene from Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing op.11. The performance was recorded live in concert in Montreal at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur on 24 March 2012. Joel Quarrington features ...

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    Now is the time for the double bass to shine


    After centuries of neglect, the double bass is receiving the attention it has always deserved. Jeff Bradetich argues that now is a great time to be a bassist

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    Double bassist Roman Patkoló performs Tarantella op.22 no.5 by Vieuxtemps


    Double bassist Roman Patkoló and pianist Ayami Ikeba perform Tarantella op.22, no.5 for violin and piano, arranged for double bass in Munich. Patkoló features in The Strad's February 2014 double bass issue . Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a ...

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    Double bassist DaXun Zhang performs Dvorák's Cello Concerto


    Double bassist DaXun Zhang performs the second movement of Dvorák's Cello Concerto with the Tokyo Symphony, recorded live at Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Zhang features in The Strad's February 2014 issue 'rise of the double bass' special. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital ...

  • Dragonetti

    A potted history of Dragonetti – the ‘Paganini of the double bass'


    He was Europe's first – and the world's finest – virtuoso double bassist, who was admired by Beethoven and granted favour by Napoleon. But the story of Domenico Dragonetti is shrouded in intrigue: who was the man they called ‘Il Drago'?

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    Double bassist Rick Stotijn performs Piazzolla's Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas


    Double bassist Rick Stotijn, violinist Cecilia Bernardini and pianist Jeroen Bal perform Otoño Porteño from Piazzolla's Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, arranged for trio by Marijn van Prooijen. The video was recorded in Bimhuis Amsterdam for VPRO Vrije Geluiden. Stotijn features in The Strad's February 2014 issue ...

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    The Strad February 2014 issue is on sale now


    Double bass issue celebrates the talent and creativity in today's double bass world

  • Scordatura-Pedals

    Bassist designs scordatura pedals for real-time retuning


    A young US double bassist and composer is developing a pedal system to allow bass players to change the pitch of strings while playing. Carter Callison, a doctoral student and Manson Composition Fellow at London's Royal Academy of Music, has raised $8,000 through crowdfunding website ...

  • TeacherTalk

    What criteria should be followed to determine what bowing to use in bass music?


    Teacher Talk: your string teaching questions answered by our panel of experts

  • RalphJones

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra principal double bassist Ralph Jones dies


    Ralph Jones, who recently retired as principal double bassist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, died on 9 October aged 68 following a long battle with cancer. Jones was part of the orchestra for over 40 years. He joined in 1970 and served as principal bass from 1977 until his retirement ...

  • Grillo

    Fernando Grillo (1946–2013)


    Fernando Grillo, the Italian double bassist, composer and teacher, has died at the age of 67. Closely associated with Italy’s avant-garde movement, he experimented with new forms of sound production and collaborated with composers including Salvatore Sciarrino, Harrison Birtwistle, Iannis Xenakis and Luciano Berio. Karlheinz Stockhausen once dubbed Grillo ‘the ...