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Notturno Op.35

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The history of the double bass features many player-composers who created a wealth of music for bassists of all abilities. Recital Music publish a wide and eclectic range of music by these important figures from the history of the instrument, particularly from the 19th and early 20th-centuries, and more works are in preparation. Some names are well known today, others almost forgotten, but each made a valuable contribution to the repertoire of the double bass and helped create a unqiue repertoire which deserves to be performed.


Frantisek (Franz) Simandl (1840-1912) was one of the leading bassists and teachers of his generation and studied double bass at the Prague Conservatoire with Josef Hrabe. He became a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and taught at the Vienna Conservatoire, producing bassists who exported the Czech double bass school to every corner of the world. Although Simandl's music has fallen from favour in recent times, he was a pioneer of his day and his method for double bass helped succeeding generations to build and develop the standard of double bass playing.

Notturno Op.35 is a charming and lyrical salon work for the advanced bassist. It uses much of the solo register of the instrument and has been neglected and out of print for far too long. Its blending of tender and lyrical melody contrasts passages of more dramatic intensity, producing a work which would be ideal for any audience and suitable for any bassist who has a confident knowledge of thumb position.

See 'Bass History' for more information about Simandl.


This edition includes accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings.

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Cat No. RM387
Supplier Code RM387
Price £7.50
ComposerFrantisek Simandl
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesHeritage Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-387-0
EAN-13 9790570453870
Weight 95 grams
Published 16th May 2012
Availability 10 in stock
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