Double bassist and all-around cool guy Oz Acavedo recently posted this video of Czech bassist Miloslav Gajdos playing his arrangement of Monti’s Czardas for bass trio with Greg Sarchet of the Chciago Lyric Opera and Leonid Finkelsteyn. Live in Chicago 1996. This is the same arrangement played by Patkolo and Vengerov elsewhere on YouTube (as well as here on the blog!).
It cracked me up to see Gajdos pull the “bow under the string” trick at the end of the piece–I remember watching Wolfgang Guettler do the same move during the master classes in which I worked with him. I never could seem to get that move… maybe it’s that I’m a French bow guy.
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