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20 Melodic Pieces Book 2

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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.

Austrian bassist-composer Max Dauthage (1862-1937) was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and also taught at the Vienna Conservatoire. He studied double bass with Frantisek Simandl in Vienna, graduating in 1884, and was a member of the orchestra from graduation until his retirement in 1918. He succeeded Simandl in Vienna, teaching from 1910-31, and composed a number of educational and recital works for the double bass.

Aimed at the good intermediate bassist and available in orchestral tuning only, these pieces offer effective musical and technical challenges for the intermediate bassist. Ideal for Grade 8+, they are primarily in the orchestral register also venturing into low thumb position. Composed in a lyrical and late romantic style, they offer interesting, evocative and inventive repertoire for the adventurous bassist, with effective and supportive piano accompaniments.

First published in Vienna and Leipzig in 1911, it is likely they were writen for Dauthage's own students. Originally untitled, Recital Music has added a new and descriptive title to each to create concert and educational music which has been out of print for far too long.

There will be five volumes in the series and Furioso (Book 1) has been selected for the Grade 8 exam syllabus.

Performance Level: 8;Advanced


  • 6. Romance
  • 7. Waltz
  • 8. Polonaise
  • 9. Legende
  • 10. Souvenir

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Cat No. RM680
Supplier Code RM680
Price £12.00
ComposerMax Dauthage
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesHeritage Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-680-2
EAN-13 9790570456802
Weight 114 grams
Published 29th December 2013
Availability 7 in stock
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RM681  20 Melodic Pieces Book 3
RM682  20 Melodic Pieces Book 4
RM683  20 Melodic Pieces Book 5