Romance Op.50

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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.


Originally for violin, Frantisek Simandl's tasteful transcription of Beethoven's Romance Op.50 for double bass and piano is now available in a new edition and with accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings. Originally published by C.F. Schmidt (Germany) in their ground breaking series of original works and transcriptions for double bass, there are musical and technical challenges aplenty and much to enjoy for performers and audiences alike.

Composed in 1798, shortly after Beethoven's arrival in Vienna, it was not published until 1805 and there is speculation that it could have been intended as the slow movement of a violin concerto which was never completed. Kevin Bazzana describes the work as "...a tender adagio cantabile movement that could have been titled "Song Without Words," so beautifully and directly does it showcase the lyricism of the violin. Its form is a conventional five-part rondo (ABACA) with a short, lovely coda; however, it does offer glimpses of the impending heroic style of Beethoven's middle-period symphonic works."

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Cat No. RM531
Supplier Code RM531
Price £10.50
ComposerLudwig van Beethoven
ArrangerFrantisek Simandl
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
SeriesHeritage Series
Difficulty levelAdvanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-531-7
EAN-13 9790570455317
Weight 130 grams
Published 20th November 2013
Availability 7 in stock
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