Double Bass Concerto, Op.3 (Koussevitzky, Serge)

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Performances

Recordings

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Performers Miguel Leiria Pereira (double bass)
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Double Bass and Piano (Koussevitzky)

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Performer Pages Serge Koussevitzky (double bass)
Performers Pierre Luboshutz (piano)
Publisher Info. Master of the Double Bass "25th ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR"
Camden: RCA Victor, No.99-2000 (LE-1), 1949. BVE-42992-4 or 42993-6.
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Devon: Biddulph Recordings, No.WHL 019, 1994.
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Misc. Notes Recorded in 1929, not published until 1949. (Recut: DS-RC-747/8-I)
Source: ARSC Journal, Volume 21, No.1(1990)
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Scores

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Publisher. Info. Bad Godesburg: Robert Forberg, n.d.[1972].
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Reprinted Leipzig: Robert Forberg, 2008. Plate F. 95010.
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Misc. Notes See WorldCat for details. This edition is Koussevitzky's original instrumentation and not the later arrangement by Wolfgang Meyer-Tormin for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, and strings. This edition contains about one wrong note per page - most are in transposing instruments or incorrect accidentals.
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II. Andante

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Parts

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Editor Isaac Trapkus (b. 1984)
Publisher. Info. Isaac Trapkus, 2019.
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Misc. Notes This edition corrects errors from the Forberg, Jurgenson, and Zimmermann editions and includes additional commonly used slurring and register transposition options. The bass part is written in E minor for performance in solo tuning (F#-B-e-a) with F# minor orchestra or piano accompaniment, or in orchestra tuning (E-A-d-g) with a piano part that has been transposed to E minor.
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Misc. Notes Bass part transposed up a whole step to F#-concert pitch. (Note: While it is not clear why this transposed version was made, this is not the part a solo bassist would normally use for performing this concerto. It would normally be printed in E minor and performed with E minor accompaniment or in solo tuning and sound in F minor.)
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II. Andante

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Double Bass and Strings (Trapkus)

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Arranger Isaac Trapkus (b. 1984)
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Misc. Notes In F minor for Double Bass in solo tuning (F-B-e-a) and strings. Solo bassist would play off a part written in E minor but sounding in F minor.

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5 more: Violins I (E minor) • Violins II (E minor) • Violas (E minor) • Cellos (E minor) • Basses (E minor)

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Misc. Notes In E minor for Double Bass in orchestra tuning (E-A-d-g) and strings.

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For Double Bass and Piano (Koussevitzky)

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Publisher. Info. Isaac Trapkus, 2019.
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Misc. Notes This edition corrects the errors from the Forberg, Jurgenson, Zimmermann, and Walter editions. The layout of piano voicing has been redone for ease of reading, a few impossible chords or unreachable notes have had registers changed, and friendlier page turns have been added. The bass part is written in E minor and the accompanying piano score choice depends on the tuning of the bassist. Though an extremely rare tuning, a piano score for accompanying bass in high solo tuning is also included.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Robert Forberg, n.d. Plate 6204.
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Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Bass part written in E minor for performing in solo tuning (F-B-e-a). Piano part written in F minor. The piano part for this edition is known to have many wrong notes. The Zimmermann edition by International and Kalmus edition are exact copies of this typesetting and preserve those errors.
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General Information

Work Title Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra
Alternative. Title Kontrabass Konzert
Composer Koussevitzky, Serge
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.3
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISK 1
Key F-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1902
First Performance. 1905-2-25 in Moscow
Serge Koussevitzky (double bass)
First Publication. 1906
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo: double bass
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, harp, strings
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