Dumka et Caprice (a la Polka)

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The history of the double bass features many player-composers who created a wealth of music for bassists of all abilities. Recital Music publish a wide and eclectic range of music by these important figures from the history of the instrument, particularly from the 19th and early 20th-centuries, and more works are in preparation. Some names are well known today, others almost forgotten, but each made a valuable contribution to the repertoire of the double bass and helped create a unqiue repertoire which deserves to be performed.

František Gregora (1819-1887) was a prolific composer and was born in Netolice, Bohemia on 9 January 1819. He showed early musical talent and studied organ, piano, violin, flute and clarinet before transferring to the double bass and in 1844 he entered the Vienna Conservatoire, where he studied double bass with Antonín Slama and composition with Gottfried Preyer. After graduation Gregora returned to Bohemia, settling in Písek, where he lived until his death on 27 January 1887. He became an important local musical figure as organist, choir master and music teacher, and was soon nicknames 'the travelling bass virtuoso' - having given many solo recitals in the area. Gregora was a fairly prolific composer and his output includes sacred and secular choral music, chamber and orchestral works, alongside a wealth of solo music for double bass.

Cat No. RM1034
Supplier Code RM1034
ComposerFrantisek Gregora
EditorDavid Heyes
TranscribedFrantisek Simandl
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
SeriesHeritage Series
Difficulty level8, Advanced
Weight 132 grams
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