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Bagatelle was composed in 1924 for the Romanian double bass virtuoso, Joseph Prunner (1886-1969). It was published a year later in Vienna, alongside a version for cello, but the composer and the piece have been largely forgotten in the intervening eighty years. Bagatelle has a strongly percussive and rhythmic accompaniment, mainly chordal, producing a work of great energy and vitality. Two main ideas dominate the piece - a strongly insistent theme using the interval of an octave, contrasting a more lyrical and scalic theme which makes use of the cantabile and expressive qualities of the solo double bass. The polytonal chordal accompaniment provides a strong and independent backdrop against which the double bass projects a direct and impressive solo line, primarily in the higher registers of the instrument confirming Prunner's abilities and skills as a great virtuoso. Bagatelle has been long out of print until this edition, which is the first to include accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings, and also includes a cello part.


Product IDCOBS012946655
Composer/Artist/Author Filip Lazar
Instrumentation Double Bass & Piano
Publisher Recital Music
Publisher Ref No RM144
Language Eng
Media Book & Part(s)
ScoringDouble Bass (or Cello) & Piano

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