Plaisir d'Amour

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Recital Music publish a wealth of original works for double bass alongside a popular, accessible and growing range of transcriptions for bassists of all ages and abilities. Most transcriptions published by Recital Music are by David Heyes, who has a successful and proven track record when arranging for double bass.


First published in 1929, this beautiful and tasteful transcription by Edouard Nanny (1872-1942) has long been out of print. It was recorded by Frantisek Posta, Principal Bass of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra for over 40 years, and is now available with the accompaniment for both solo and orchestral tunings for the first time.

Edouard Nanny is long regarded as the 'father of French double bass technique' and taught at the Paris Conservatoire for over 20 years. He composed and transcribed many works for double bass and Recital Music are planning to bring much of this music back into print. Each piece offers musical and technical challenges and are suitable for both educational and recital use.

This new edition includes accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings.


Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784) was the name of the composer in the first edition, but 'Plaisir d'Amour' was actually composed by Jean-Paul-Egide Martini (1741-1816) in 1784. The song was greatly successful during the composers lifetime and it was also arranged by Hector Berlioz for voice and orchestra, and subsequently for many instruments. 'Plaisir d'Amour' has been performed by a vast array of singers over the years from Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Placido Domingo in the operatic field to popular singers such as Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull, Nana Mouskouri and Emmylou Harris.

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Cat No. RM557
Supplier Code RM557
Price £7.50
ComposerJean-Paul-Egide Martini
ArrangerEdouard Nanny
EditorDavid Heyes
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
SeriesTranscriptions Series
Difficulty level7 - 8
ISMN 979-0-57045-557-7
EAN-13 9790570455577
Weight 96 grams
Published 26th April 2013
Availability 6 in stock
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