This is likely to be the first time most people have ever hear Angel of Dusk, Einojuhani Rautavaara’s double bass concerto. Special thanks to double bassist Phillip Serna for securing the distribution rights to this piece.
This piece is approximately 26 minutes long. Two technical issues are worth noting:
- The video footage is lost for the first couple of minutes. This happened during the original taping, and there’s nothing we can do about it. You’ll be seeing some background information about the piece, but don’t worry–the video will start up after the titles finish.
- There are some synchronization problems between the audio and video. Again, this was a problem from the original recording, so don’t be surprised if some of Phillip’s motions don’t seem to line up with what you’re seeing.
This piece is so cool that these two issues shouldn’t mar your enjoyment of it. I’m excited to be able to spread the word about this piece!
Click here for complete recital information plus individual videos for each movement of the concerto
Phillip W. Serna Doctoral Recital from 2002 at Northwestern University
Angel of Dusk, Concerto for Double Bass (1980/1993) by Einojuhani Rautavaara (b.1928)
For Double Bass, Two Pianos and Percussion
His First Appearance
His Last Appearance
Dr. Phillip W. Serna, Double Bass
Joseph Francavilla, Piano
J. David tech, Piano
Robert Dillon, Percussion
For more information, visit Dr. Phillip W. Serna at http://www.phillipwserna.com/.