A Sad Fantasy in Memory of Eli Goren, subtitled Duettino III, is a great addition to the 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.
Teppo Hauta-aho has written many duets for double bass, many published by Recital Music, and is a past master at writing music which 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 to 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]