The bassment

Visit Bill Bytheway’s Flickr site Bass open strings: The continuo: Bass (=Violone) andHarpsichord (= Cembalo) Bach: Brandenburg No. 6 BWV 1051, original score … and, if you wondered about Beethoven’s double bassoon… Concert: To start at a specific movement just click on its title. A full-blooded, late Romantic concerto from a musician we associate more […]

An arm or a leg?

The open strings: A bit more… Scordatura in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante: (tuned a semi-tone higher) The ultimate in subdivision… Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, Variation II Concert: To start at a specific movement just click on its title. The music of Marin Marais (1656 – 1728) has gained popularity through the advocacy of such viol players […]