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A czardas-influenced work which is full of the fire and passion of the typical Gipsy idiom.

Zingaresca offers much for the advanced bassist and would be ideal for conservatoire or university students who are confident playing throughout the solo range of the instrument. A slow and lyrical introduction leads into a rhythmic and lively czardas these with opportunities to demonstrate both musical and technical prowess in equal measure. Ideal as the final work in a recital and performed many times by the composer.

The edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings.

[ATCL Diploma / ALCM in Performance]

Performance Level: Advanced

Miloslav Gajdos is one of Europe's most active and inventive bassist-composers. He was born in northern Moravia in 1948 and initially learned violin before transferring to the double bass, studying with Alois Kriz, Jiri Bortlicek and Ludwig Streicher. He has been Professor of Double Bass at the Vejvenovsky Conseravtoire in Kromeriz (Czech Republic) since 1971, and was a member of the Olomouc Symphony Orchestra for a number of years. He is Director of the Gregora International Double Bass Competition, founded in 1979 and held every two years in Kromeriz, and has been a juror at many competitions in Hungary, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Miloslav Gajdos is a prolific composer and arranger and, for almost 40 years, has produced a vast body of original works and transcriptions for double bass which are performed worldwide. His original works combine Czech lyricism and melody with brilliant technical demands, and music from one to sixteen double basses. He writes in a traditional and accessible style, producing music for every level of performer, particularly for the advanced bassist, and his many works for unaccompanied double bass are frequently chosen as international competition repertoire.

Miloslav Gajdos was Recital Music's Featured Composer in 2007 and has recently revised a number of earlier works for the intermediate bassist which will be published by Recital Music.
[Gajdos is pronounced GUY-DOSH]

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OtH-cxm6U0

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Cat No. RM161
ComposerMiloslav Gajdos
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-161-6
EAN-13 9790570451616
Weight 85 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability OUT OF PRINT.
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RM355  12 Capriccios (DOUBLE BASS SOLO)