Double Bass Concerto "no. 1" (with Violin obbligato)
Urtext Edition, Piano reduction, paperbound
in C and D (with parts in solo- and orchestral tuning)
Download of part in Viennese tuning (A-d-f#-a) Orchestral material available from Breitkopf & Härtel
Pages: 74 (VI, 44, 22, 2), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 721 · ISMN 979-0-2018-0721-8
Thanks to its wealth of invention, elegant workmanship, and technical and musical challenges, Franz Anton Hoffmeister's Concerto "no. 1" has emerged as the preferred concerto for double bass auditions. Tobias Glöckler's edition leaves no wishes unfulfilled: the double bass part appears in solo and orchestral tuning with piano reductions in D major and C major. Moreover an additional part, written in fingering notation, has been specially designed for use with the "Viennese tuning" customary in Hoffmeister's days. It allows players to use this resonant historical tuning immediately without tedious retraining. Finally, a separate part is also provided for the solo violin appearing in the second movement.
Tobias Glöckler, Kontrabassist der Dresdner Philharmonie, der sich einen Namen als fachkompetenter Bearbeiter und Herausgeber machen konnte, stellt jetzt in einer Neuausgabe den verlässlichen Urtext vor. (…) Die Neuveröffentlichung ist eine große Hilfe für die Aufführung dieses reizenden und hörenswerten Konzerts, das man nicht nur für die Probespiele studieren sollte.
[Das Orchester, 2010]
One can only hope that Glöckler will continue to publish such useful editions of valued repertoire.
[American String Teacher, 2010]
Tobias Glöckler’s fingerings and bowings are minimal, his cadenzas seem effective, and his historical notes are interesting and informative.
[American String Teacher, 2003]
Henle’s excellent presentation is what we have come to expect from this publisher – fidelity to the text and a large format with clear type on quality paper. This is a model for editions of double bass music. Tobias Glöckler and the Henle Verlag are to be congratulated for their efforts in making this concerto available in such a practical and attractive form. One hopes for more such editions in the future.
[Bass World, 2002]
This new edition of Hoffmeister’s best known double bass concerto (he wrote three) is the most complete edition to date.
[Double Bassist, 2002]
This concerto has been available for many years (Leipzig, 1966) but this is the first time an urtext edition has been published. Tobias Glöckler is making a name for himself as an editor of classical double bass music and much time and care has been taken over this excellent edition. The detailed, informative and well written preface (German, English, French) sets the work in context. ... The music is nicely and clearly typeset, on a good quality paper, and time and care have been taken over the publication. G. Henle and Tobias Glöckler have produced an excellent edition which I recommend that every serious bassist, should have in their collection.
[Bass News, 2002]