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Revisited – Dan Styffe – Dan Styffe

John Persen: DuO for flute and bass · Gisle Kverndokk: ...wither wander you... – Duo Concertante for flute and double bass · Iannis Xenakis: Roscobeck for cello and bass · Teppo Hauto-aho: Pieni bassofantasia for solo bass · Astor Piazzollamore…: Tango etude no.4 for solo bass (arr. Dan Styffe) · Paul Ramsier: Eusebius Revisited (Remembrances of Schumann) for bass and piano · Giacinto Scelsi: Maknognan for solo bass

Dan Styffe, double bass · Øystein Birkeland, cello · Anne Hveding, flute · Gonzalo Moreno, piano

In the hands of the right player the double bass holds an enormous range of expression and musical potential.

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Double bass with company

A true master of his instrument, solo double bassist of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra – Dan Styffe – has inspired composers like John Persen and Gisle Kverndokk to write music for the double bass. The two pieces Du0 and …wither wander you… are even written for the rather unusual combination of flute and double bass, instruments that actually work beautifully together.

The CD opens with a tango etude by Piazzolla, cleverly arranged for the bass by Styffe himself. The enormous range of expression and musical potential this instrument holds in the hands of the right player is reflected in Scelsi’s Maknongan and Hauta-aho’s Pieni Bassofantasia, and in one of Xenakis’ late pieces Roscobeck the cello joins in for a more spectacular musical event. American composer Paul Ramsier’s beautiful piece Eusebius Revisited is set out for solo double bass with piano, and these melancholy ‘remembrances of Schumann’ ends a CD that no doubt will make you listen.

Anne Hveding |Astor Piazzolla |Dan Styffe |Erik Gard Amundsen |Giacinto Scelsi |Gisle Kverndokk |Gonzalo Moreno |Iannis Xenakis |John Persen |Øystein Birkeland |Paul Ramsier |Teppo Hauta-aho

Release date: 20.10.2003

EAN : 7033662012527

Cat.No.: PSC1252

Priskategori : CD