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Daliboretta & Romanetta

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Daliboretta and Romanetta were composed in the 1970s for the composer's students in Kromeriz (Czech Republic) and are aimed at the confident intermediate bassist. They utilise the lower orchestral register, remaining in bass clef throughout, offering musical and technical challenges in equal measure. Miloslav Gajdos writes in a popular, accessible and tonal style, producing a wealth of music for bassists of all ages and abilities.

Romanetta has been selected for Level 5 and Daliboretta for Level 6 by MTB Exams (www.mtbexams.com).

Daliboretta was composed in 1979 for Dalibor Teimer, who also gave the premiere, and is in ternary form. A number of contrapuntal devices are shared between soloist and accompanist, and the long melodic lines offer lyrical and sonorous challenges to the intermediate bassist. The accompaniment is effective and inventive, supportive and independent bringing a rhythmic and lively momentum to the piece.

Romanetta was composed in 1976 for Roman Koudelka, who gave the premiere, and is now a member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. It combines the influence of classical music with French post-impressionism, and the striking opening figure returns a number of times as a successful unifying theme.

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]


  • Daliboretta
  • Romanetta

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Cat No. RM206
Supplier Code RM206
Price £10.00
ComposerMiloslav Gajdos
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level6 - 7
ISMN 979-0-57045-206-4
EAN-13 9790570452064
Weight 94 grams
Published 10th October 2010
Availability 4 in stock