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Hommage a Frantisek Posta

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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.

'Hommage a Frantisek Posta' was composed in 2016 and is in an extended tripartite form. The three contrasting movements (Melancholy/Nostalgically/Mystical) use a range of colours and timbres to demonstrate the light and dark shades possible with the solo double bass. The first two movements are lyrical and romantic in style, but the third employs contemporary and jazz idioms, displaying the many facets of the double bass.

'Hommage a Frantisek Posta' was premiered by David Heyes on Monday 16 May 2016 at St. Stephen's Church (Bristol, UK).

Dario Cebic was born in Zagreb (Croatia) and learned piano and violin from an early age before transferring to double bass and also studying piano, music theory and composition. He attended Elementary and Secondary school of Vatroslav Lisinski in Zagreb, after which he started higher education in piano, double bass, composition, musical science, music culture, music theory, music pedagogy, conducting and musicology. He was awarded several master degrees between 2004-2007.

In 2007 he started his doctoral studies in music science. He studied composition with Prof. Michael Obst at Universität für Musik and darstellende Kunst in Vienna and attended specialisation with Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 2012 he finished his doctoral studies (dr. phil) at Universität für Musik and darstellende Kunst in Graz and postgraduale study in composition at Universität für Musik and darstellende Kunst in Vienna.

Dario Cebic has won many prizes and awards (1st Prize - International Composition Competition in Vienna / 2nd Prize - International Composition Competition in Greece / 2nd Prize - Composition Competition in Zagreb, Croatian Cultural Association / 2nd Prize - International Composition Competition in Greece 2013 for his Sextett for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, vibes and piano / incentive of Croatian Minstry of Culture for his Symphony for large Orchestra / special awards in New York, Greece, France, Croatia and Austria). In 2010 he received the town award for development and improvement of music art. In 2011, 2013 and 2014, he obtained recognition from the Croatian Association of Music and Dance Teachers. (Biography supplied by the composer)

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Cat No. RM920
Supplier Code RM920
Price £6.50
ComposerDario Cebic
CategoryDouble Bass Solo
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesFrantisek Posta Heritage Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-920-9
EAN-13 9790570459209
Weight 90 grams
Published 21st April 2016
Availability 9 in stock
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