Hertl, František
Four Pieces for Double Bass and Piano
- New edition of a popular work from the double bass repertoire
- Includes a revised double bass part by Stefan Schäfer
- Foreword (Cz/Eng/Ger) by Stefan Schäfer
Date of publication
04/2020
Edition no.
BA 11556
ISMN
9790260108905
Instrumentation of the work
Double bass, Piano
Language(s) of text
German, Czech, English
Product format
Performance score, Part, Anthology
Instrumentation
Double bass, Piano
Binding
Paperback
The renowned Czech double bass player, composer, conductor and teacher František Hertl (1906–1973) wrote many concert and teaching pieces for his instrument. An outstanding virtuoso, he had a consummate mastery of his instrument’s expressive potential and sound qualities.

These four pieces for double bass comprising a Prelude, Burlesque, Nocturne and Tarantella were composed in 1968. They have remained very popular among double bass players to the present day while being extremely challenging to play. Our edition adopts the musical text from the Supraphon edition of 1969. The double bass part and the Foreword have been revised by Stefan Schäfer, the solo double bassist of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra.
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