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Discovering the Double Bass

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Playing time: 69'31"
Tracks: 30
Booklet pages: 4
© 2004-5 Robert Meyer
Reviewer: Howard Smith
Review of Discovering the Double Bass published on 25 October 2016

Listen: Introduction (track 1, 0:02-0:38)

Listen: Ginastera: bass solo from Variaciones Concertantes (track 22, 0:29-1:03)

Robert Meyer,double bass
Janette Chrysler, cello
Josh Layne, harp
Mary Rannie, double bass
Peter Smith, piano
Christopher Symons, harpsichord
Nancy van Oort, bassoon

Spoken introduction and performance by Robert Meyer

1 Talk

Marin Marais (1656-1728):
2 'La Matelotte'

3 Talk

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827):
4 Recitative from Symphony No 9

5 Talk

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911):
6 Solo from Symphony No 1 'Titan'

7 Talk

Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889):
8 Polacca for two double basses

9 Talk

Albert Roussel (1869-1937):
10 Duo for bassoon and double bass

11 Talk

Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953):
12 From the suite 'Lieutenant Kijé'

13 Talk

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901):
14 Aria with cello and bass accompaniment from 'Rigoletto'

15 Talk

Giuseppe Verdi:
16 Double bass solo from 'Otello'

17 Talk

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840):
18 Variations on a theme from Rossini's opera 'Moses in Egypt'

19 Talk

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921):
20 The Elephant

21 Talk

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983):
22 Double bass solo from Variaciones Concertantes

23 Talk

Giuseppe Verdi (arranged for double bass by Giovanni Bottesini):
24 Aria from 'Il Trovatore'

25 Talk

Gordon Jacob (1895-1984):
A Little Concerto for double bass, strings and percussion
26 Second movement: Andante molto

27 Talk

Gioachino Rossini (1791-1868):
Duetto for cello and bass
28 Allegro
29 Andante molto
30 Allegro


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