Dragonetti devoted his life to the double bass. His career in England (1794-1846) is one of the most remarkable success stories in the annals of musical history. His unprecedented virtuosity elevated the double bass to a new status. In combination with his charismatic personality his musical talent dominated the English cultural world for more than fifty years. As performer, composer, collector, and friend, he exposed the unforeseen potential of the double bass. His formidable talent as a musician and businessman provides an unusual insight into nineteenth-century entrepreneurship. This first substantial biography and assessment of Dragonetti's career allows us to understand his importance in the history of music in general and of double-bass performance in particular.
Daniels’ Orchestral Music is the gold standard reference for conductors, music programmers, librarians, and any other music professional researching an orchestral program. This sixth edition, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the original work, includes over 14,000 entries with a vast number of new listings and updates.
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Strictly Strings Pop-Style Solos provide a wonderful selection of very appealing material for the young instrumentalist. Although correlated to speciﬁc pages in Strictly Strings, Book 1, these solos can be performed by any ﬁrst-year student. The simple piano accompaniments are designed to effectively support the solos with authentic pop-syle harmonies and rhythms. Chord symbols are included for pianists who want to embellish the written accompaniment or improvise.
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