Schumann - Brahms - Mišek: Works For Double Bass

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Label: GENUIN
Catalog: GEN 20706
Format: COMPACT DISC

Takahashi, Tomoko; Beringer, Ekkehard

A double bass sounds masculine and passionate, comparable to a baritone. Highly valued as a harmonic and rhythmic platform, there is little opportunity for the instrument to make a solo appearance—this album is different. Ekkehard Beringer, a member of the NDR Elbphilharmonie and professor at the Hanover University of Music and Performing Arts, is a virtuoso on the double bass and is able to elicit a wide range of timbres from the instrument. Whether it is original works such as Adolf Mišek's Sonata in E minor or arrangements of horn and cello works by Brahms and Schumann, Ekkehard Beringer's playing sounds virtuosic and yet down-to-earth, brilliantly accompanied by the pianist Tomoko Takahashi.

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