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This week we bring you a great interview with double bassist Kathryn Nettleman. Kate and I also recently recorded some duets at a bass festival, and a couple of these are included on this episode. Enjoy!
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CBC Episode 12
This week’s episode features double bassist Kate Nettleman. Kate is a great friend and an
excellent bassist based here in the
Kathryn Nettleman – as a young student of Neil Courtney, Assistant Principal Bass with the Philadelphia Orchestra, she performed with numerous local ensembles including the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. During this time she twice received the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education. She attended The Juilliard School as a full-scholarship student of Homer Mensch and following graduation spent a year studying with Don Palma at the Yale University School of Music. For several summers she performed in the Aspen Music Festival and the Spoleto (USA) Music Festival. Ms. Nettleman then spent two seasons in the New World Symphony in
Currently living in
You will be hearing some duets on this episode that Kate and Jason recorded at the 2007 Whitewater Winter Bassfest.
We also had some feedback this week from Ben Huff. Ben writes:
I just wanted to let you know how much I really enjoyed this most recent .
podcast with Andy Anderson playing…wow! A couple of things really struck me.
One, I really liked the artistic liberties he took with the Paganini Moses
Fantasy, especially in the 2nd variation; he made it very lyrical, despite the
fact that the variation is literally one whole, nasty lick. Also, it was great
to hear his version of Bottesini #2. I kind of made Edgar Meyer’s version of
the concerto my reference for what is ‘okay to do and not okay to do’,
especially in regard to tempo. But after having heard Andy play it, this
wonderful, liberating thought hit me, ‘Andy’s a fantastic player, and he plays
it slower, so that means it’s okay to play it slower!’ Last, the Monti Czardas