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Specialists who have had the chance to hear both virtuosi in the same pieces give the edge to Simandl for strength and quality of tone as well as for his superb technique.

This page was last edited on 15 Augustat There is nothing here that couldn’t be found in Simandl’s Method or study books, but the piece is still reliant on the musical and lyrical skills of the bassist for a successful performance. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Retrieved from ” https: First published in Book 7, an all-Simandl volume, the one movement work is in ternary form and offers musical and technical challenges in equal measure.

Irene Estrella added it Mar 12, Schmidt Heilbronnconsists of 50 recital works divided into nine volumes. Paperback88 pages. Simandl composed many songs, his favourite genre, choral works, a Pastoral Mass, made arrangements for military band and wrote many works for double bass, but is chiefly remembered today for his educational and instructional music for double bass, which remains in print to this day.

Franz Simandl – Wikipedia

Of simanl 14 original works by Simandl, his ‘Notturno’ Op. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? Emily Tarantino added it Mar 17, Simandl may not have the lyrical or cantabile turns of phrase of a Bottesini, but the piece is well written, doesn’t outstay its welcome, and is worth the occasional outing or two to celebrate the pioneering work of this important figure in our rich heritage and history.

There are opportunities for the bassist to display both musical and technical skills and to add life to a long forgotten part of our history and heritage. He pushed the boundaries forward and his work helped succeeding generations of bassists to push them even further, until when standards of playing and teaching have never been better.


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New Method for the Double Bass (Simandl, Franz)

Ideal college or university repertoire as a contrast to the virtuosity and fireworks of Bottesini, Gliere, Misek and Hindemith. Technical accomplishment is not enough, but the Notturno is elegant and accessible, easy to programme in a recital and a piece which simandp challenge an audience. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Founded in by Wenzel Hausethere have been many significant Czech bassists who have made an important contribution throughout its year history, but possibly none more so than Franz Simandl, whose influence and impact is still felt more than a century after his death.

When he left there in July he had not simnadl a graduation certificate signed by Professor Josef Hrabebut also examination results for military Kapelle playing.

Simandl employs the entire range of the double bass, with a smattering of scale and arpeggio figures to take the soloist into the higher register, but with the musical and cantabile line always to the fore. The application of contemporary bass pedagogy concepts to beginning string class instruction, in American String Teacher Siandl Trivia Simanxl New Method for th Simandl’s Notturno is charming and elegant, doesn’t set out to break any boundaries, and is all the more successful for this.

I don’t think so, but then not everyone can be a Mozart!

New Method for the Double Bass – Franz Simandl, Frederick Zimmermann – Google Books

The recapitulation of the opening theme has a more inventive accompaniment, with the double bass playing in harmonics. He standardised much of the basic technique that we still use today and helped to increase the solo repertoire as a composer, transcriber and editor.

Cover Photos photos. Spencer added it Dec 25, As a player, Simandl was renowned for his outstanding technique, using a new approach to the thumb position, and producing a sound which was both powerful and lyrical.


The final G major arpeggio ascends from the lowest G to a sustained harmonic G three octaves higher. No trivia or quizzes yet. The second volume also delves extensively into the playing of harmonics. The Prague School of Double Bass dates back to the early smiandl of the 19th-century and its influence has reached to every corner of the globe.

Profile Pictures photos. Views Read Edit Sikandl history. Suelbi Silva marked it as to-read Nov 04, Fernando Romay rated it liked it May 09, The second volume of the method dimandl at the use of thumb position using the thumb, first, second and third fingers, to play solo, high register work and again dividing the fingerboard up into a concept of positions.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Edgar Luna Gomez is currently reading it Feb 19, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. Good and honest music from a good simajdl honest musician.

He was regarded as a brilliant orchestral player and a much admired soloist and chamber musician in Vienna, and was one of the finest double bassists of his generation, also responsible for a whole generation of bassists who exported his style of playing and teaching to almost every corner of the world.

A repeated triplet chordal figure from the piano gradually takes the double bass into its lowest register before it begins an upward moving G major scale, with chromatic additions, building to a strong and powerful climax before an arpeggio figure descends smandl the lowest string.

Simandl’s “New Method” of playing, now over a century old, is still common among classical double bassists, [2] although the book itself is slowly being replaced by newer methods which incorporate modern pedagogical theory. Revised by Frederick Zimmerman.