Frank Proto: Nine Variants on Paganini for Double Bass and Piano
It is no secret that Niccolo Paganini's 24th Violin Caprice has inspired composers for many generations. The tune, comprised of 16 measures, lends itself both melodically and harmonically to a myriad of treatments from styles classical to avant-garde. Proto explains that all ages have their virtuosi and for double bassists, one of those performers in Francois Rabbath. This piece was composed for and dedicated to him.
The world premier of this piece was performed with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra on March 31,2002.
A Piano Solo Tuning part is available but it does NOT
include an additional bass part. To view this product, click HERE
A recording of Francois Rabbath playing this piece is also available for purchase. See Francois Rabbath: Premier- Nine Variants on Paganini