Rinat Ibragimov, principal double bass of the London Symphony Orchestra together with Catherine Edwards, performs Jan Křtitel Vaňhal’s Double Bass Concerto, originally written in Es Major but performed here a semitone lower.
This popular piece of double bass repertoire is commonly called for in auditions, and here Rinat demonstrates its performance using the original bass part and the Viennese Tuning that would have been in vogue at the time of its composition.
Rinat plays a d-bass by Matheus Albany, a gift from his colleague and friend Alexander Stepanov. He uses Pirastro Eudoxa strings.
Watch Rinat’s performance of Karl Ditters von Ditterdorf’s bass concerto here:
I acquired a ukelin this week. Sounds a little like an autoharp when strummed, a mandolin when plucked, and a glass harmonica when bowed. It’s in really good shape, with only a couple strings missing. Although a number of people have uploaded videos of themselves trying to play one, just a few perform credibly. Many […]