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Jiri Hudec writes: "My father didn't write Burleska specifically for my Isle of Man recital in 1982, but it was the first performance of the piece with piano. The actual premiere was the recording with orchestra. Apart from conducting, my father was almost like a 'court composer' of the Radio Broadcast Orchestra in Brno and loved creating orchestrations, searching for evocative and atmospheric timgres, with Stravinsky and Ravel both being his idols. Because of the colourful orchestration with orchestra my father prefered the version of Burleska with symphony orchestra, although he did understand that the version with piano enabled it to have a larger life."

Jiri Hudec senior (1923-1996) is the father of double bassist Jiri Hudec, Principal Bass of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Professor of Double Bass at the Academy of Music in Prague and RNCM Fellow.

Jiri Hudec senior was born into a musical family and his father, an organist, had studied with Leos Janacek. He became a student at Brno Conservatoire to train as an organist with Frantisek Michalek, who was both a respected virtuoso and excellent teacher. Further studies followed in composition and conducting which led to a life-long career in broadcasting.

Hudec conducted the Orchestr Studio Brno from 1955-85 and many of his more than 300 works were either written for, or arranged for this orchestra. He composed two works for double bass, in 1974 and 1982, both for his son Jiri.

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Cat No. RM708
Supplier Code RM708
Price £9.50
ComposerJiri Hudec
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-708-3
EAN-13 9790570457083
Weight 99 grams
Published 20th March 2015
Availability 5 in stock
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