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Teppo Hauta-aho: A Sad Fantasy in memory of Eli Goren for double bass duet

Teppo Hauta-aho: A Sad Fantasy in memory of Eli Goren for double bass duet

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About the Composition

A Sad Fantasy in Memory of Eli Goren, subtitled Duettino III, is an amazingly inventive and evocative addition to the advanced duo repertoire and was composed in 2001.

The two basses play almost entirely independently of each other, creating a rhapsodic freedom and soundscape which will be unique at each performance. It is an inspired and exotic fantasy with an amazing panoply of sounds and textures.

About Teppo's Compositions

Teppo Hauta-aho has written a wealth of duets for double bass, many published by Recital Music, and is a past master at writing music that offers far more than simply technical prowess.

"Teppo's bass duets are worth a second, third and fourth look. His music inhabits a sound world completely different from everyone else and he has followed his own and unique compositional path throughout his career. These are impressive and inventive duets which are in a direct line to the grand duets of Bottesini."David Heyes

Eli Goren (1923-1999), a violinist and teacher, was the leader of the Allegri String Quartet and former leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He was an influential teacher, with important posts at the Guildhall School of Music (London) and Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), alongside teaching at the Utrecht Conservatory from 1982-88. In retirement, he continued to teach and gave masterclasses at Lake District Summer Music and at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland.

About the Composer

Teppo Hauta-aho (1941-2021) was the most prolific composer in the history of the double bass and has composed for every ability level, from the beginner to the virtuoso. His music is evocative and atmospheric, shaped by jazz and contemporary styles, and the influence of the dramatic and bleak landscapes and vistas of his native Finland are captured throughout his engaging and accessible music.

In Memory Bass Duo Bundle

Select the 'In Memory bundle' and receive A Sad Fantasy and Duo Basso II 'In Memory of Ray Brown' for 2 double basses for a discount.

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