Dave Anderson, who in addition to being an excellent composer and bassist (as well as a former Contrabass Conversations guest), has just published his Sonata No. 2 for Double Bass and Piano. This piece was written for Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bass Hal Robinson an was premiered at the 2009 International Society of Bassists Convention.
I’m a huge fan of Dave’s music–I’ve played his Capriccio No. 2 (YouTube link of me playing it) about…well, I’ve lost count. Dozens of times, at least. I’m also working on his Four Short Pieces, which I really enjoy playing, and I’m hoping to do his Seven Bass Duets on an upcoming recital. He is, in my opinion, one of the best composers writing for the bass today, and I highly encourage checking out his music.
Bass News Right To Your Inbox!
Subscribe to get our weekly newsletter covering the double bass world.