Double bass players are a heroic race, conquering an instrument with extensive amplitude and physical dimensions. On his debut recording as a soloist, Dan Styffe – principal bass player with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra – proves to be not only heroic, but also a sensitive and extremely nuanced musician. In the solo works on this disc – including works by such profiles as Isan Yun, Hans Werner Henze and Luciano Berio – Styffe displays both power and finesse. Chamber music by Alfred Schnittke and Sofia Gubaidulina is also part of this journey into the lower registers.
Together for Violin and Double Bass
1. I mvt.
2. II mvt.
Hans Werner Henze
Serenade for Double Bass (Adapted by Lucas Drew)
4. Un poco allegretto
6. Andante con moto
9. Allegro marciale