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Waltz Poem Basso

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The Frantisek Posta Heritage Series series

Frantisek Posta (1919-1991) was Principal Double Bass of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for more than 40 years and was the leading Czech bassist of his generation. He was much admired and revered around the world and commissioned and transcribed many works for double bass.

Waltz Poem Basso was composed in 2014 and is dedicated to David Heyes and Ben Groenevelt, in memory of Frantisek Posta (1919-1991), who was Principal Bass of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for more than 40 years and would have celebrated his 95th birthday this year. Both Teppo Hauta-aho and David Heyes studied in Prague with Prof. Posta - Teppo in the 1960s and David in the 1980s.

A number of important composers have written magnificent works in memory of Frantisek Posta in 2014 and Waltz Poem Basso is a work of great quality and imagination, contrasting a wealth of techniques and colours available to the modern double bass duo, but always within a lyrical and accessible idiom. In one extended movement, here is a piece which offers much to players and audiences alike and is a worthy addition to the duo repertoire. The composers employs a range of styles and idioms, throughout the range of the double bass, exploring a colourful and atmospheric palette of colours which are unique to the double bass. Much to enjoy...

The printed edition includes two playing scores.

Waltz Poem Basso was premiered by David Heyes and Ben Groenevelt at Wells Museum (Somerset) on 28 September 2014.

Waltz poem Basso was recorded by David Heyes and Ben Groenevelt on the CD 'Postcards from Prague' for PrimaFACIE records (PFCD040), released on 2 March 2016 and available on Amazon, itunes and spotify on 10 May 2016. Copies of the CD are available from doublebass@tiscali.co.uk

See http://ascrecords.com/primafacie/postcards_from_prague.html

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Cat No. RM718
Supplier Code RM781
Price £10.50
ComposerTeppo Hauta-aho
CategoryDouble Bass Duet
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesFrantisek Posta Heritage Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-718-2
EAN-13 9790570457182
Weight 130 grams
Published 18th September 2014
Availability 7 in stock
See also...
RM151  Czech National Songs
RM527  Duettino Basso IV - A Jazz Fantasy
RM528  Three for Two
RM600  Two's Company
RM709  Duo in D major
RM719  Hommage a Frantisek Posta