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Peter Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile for double bass & piano (arranged by Josef Rambousek)

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About the Composition

Andante Cantabile is an arrangement of the slow movement from Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No.1 in D major, Op.11. Transcribed for double bass by Josef Rambousek, it would be ideal for any progressing bassist with some knowledge of thumb position and the ability to demonstrate the lyrical and sonorous qualities of the solo double bass. The opening melody acts as a recurring motif, helping to unify the melodic material, with a simple and supportive piano accompaniment, creating a perfect transcription which is accessible and playable by both performers. It is beautifully idiomatic for the double bass and is first rate music which is well worth the effort. 

About the Composer

Czech bassist Josef Rambousek (1845-1901) is best remembered today as the double bass teacher of Sergei Koussevitsky (1874-1951). He studied at the Prague Conservatoire with Josef Hrabě (1816-1870), the leading Czech double bass teacher of the time. He subsequently worked in Venice, Stuttgart and Gothenburg and in 1882 became a member of the Tsar’s Opera Orchestra in Moscow, eventually succeeding Gustav Spekina as 1st Double Bass when Spekina left the orchestra. From 1883-1901 Rambousek taught at the Moscow Music School, funded by the Moscow Philharmonic, where he first encountered Koussevitsky. From 1899-1901 he was also a Professor at the Moscow Conservatoire, living in that city for 19 years, and died there on 10 March 1901 at the age of 55 years. 

The edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings alongside two solo double bass parts, 

$10
$10

Peter Tchaikovsky: Andante Cantabile for double bass & piano (arranged by Josef Rambousek)

About the Composition

Andante Cantabile is an arrangement of the slow movement from Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No.1 in D major, Op.11. Transcribed for double bass by Josef Rambousek, it would be ideal for any progressing bassist with some knowledge of thumb position and the ability to demonstrate the lyrical and sonorous qualities of the solo double bass. The opening melody acts as a recurring motif, helping to unify the melodic material, with a simple and supportive piano accompaniment, creating a perfect transcription which is accessible and playable by both performers. It is beautifully idiomatic for the double bass and is first rate music which is well worth the effort. 

About the Composer

Czech bassist Josef Rambousek (1845-1901) is best remembered today as the double bass teacher of Sergei Koussevitsky (1874-1951). He studied at the Prague Conservatoire with Josef Hrabě (1816-1870), the leading Czech double bass teacher of the time. He subsequently worked in Venice, Stuttgart and Gothenburg and in 1882 became a member of the Tsar’s Opera Orchestra in Moscow, eventually succeeding Gustav Spekina as 1st Double Bass when Spekina left the orchestra. From 1883-1901 Rambousek taught at the Moscow Music School, funded by the Moscow Philharmonic, where he first encountered Koussevitsky. From 1899-1901 he was also a Professor at the Moscow Conservatoire, living in that city for 19 years, and died there on 10 March 1901 at the age of 55 years. 

The edition includes piano accompaniments for both solo and orchestral tunings alongside two solo double bass parts, 

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  • Bass Parts (clean + edited) & Piano Parts (orch + solo tuning)

  • Bass Parts (clean + edited) & Piano Parts (orch + solo tuning)

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