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About the Composer


Gioachino Rossini

Leading opera composer of his age. His dynamic music elicited storms of enthusiasm among audiences such as hardly any other composer before him had received.

1792Born in Pesaro on February 29; mother a singer, father a horn player. Early musical education.
1812–13Composition and premieres of farces for the Teatro San Moisè in Venice, the best-known among them being “Il signor Bruschino, ossia Il figlio per azzardo” (“Signor Bruschino, or the Accidental Son,” 1813).
1813Breakthrough with the serious opera “Tancredi” and the dramma giocoso “L’italiana in Algeri” (“The Italian Girl in Algiers”), in which his typical rhythmically spirited and stirring music and his legendary crescendo are already front and center.
1815–22Relocation to Naples, where his serious melodramas most popular today were premiered, including “Otello ossia Il moro di Venezia” (1816), “Mosè in Egitto” (1818), “La donna del lago” (1819), “Maometto II” (1820).
1816Premiere in Rome of his most popular opera, “Il barbiere di Siviglia,” with exceptionally rousing music.
1817Premiere in Rome of the opera buffa “La Cenerentola,” and in Milan of the melodramma semiserio “La gazza ladra” (The Thieving Magpie). His operas dominate the stages of Italy.
1824–30Director of the Théâtre-Italien in Paris. Premiere of subsequent operas at the Académie Royale de Musique, the last and most important being “Guillaume Tell” (1829), which paves the way for grand opera. After his contract is canceled during the July monarchy, he ceases to write operas.
1832/42Composition of the Stabat Mater.
1839Return to Italy as permanent advisor at the Liceo Filarmonico in Bologna.
1855Permanent residence in Passy, near Paris. Composition of chamber works.
1864Premiere of the “Petite messe solennelle.”
1868Death in Passy on November 13.

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About the Authors


Tobias Glöckler (Editor, Fingering and bowing for Double Bass)

Tobias Glöckler is associate principal double bass player at the Dresdner Philharmonie and a prizewinner of the International ISB Double Bass Competition (USA). He studied with Konrad Siebach at the Music Conservatory in Leipzig, perfecting his skills with Jeff Bradetich (Chicago) and Ulrich Lau (Stuttgart). While studying, he was principal double bass player with the International Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under Claudio Abbado. He has performed as a soloist with different orchestras, including the Dresdner Philharmonie with Ton Koopman. In addition he has made recordings for radio and has made guest appearances at diverse music festivals. He is a founding member of and solo bass player with the “ensemble frauenkirche” and has explored a great many chamber music works with the Dresdner String Quintet.

Glöckler teaches at the music conservatory in Dresden. His efforts concerning the revival of the “Viennese Tuning” have been rewarded with a Distinguished Achievement Award for historical performance practice.

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The musical text is given twice, once in A minor (for bass in standard orchestral tuning) and again a tone higher for the brighter solo tuning. The solo part (a single sheet) has the clean Urtext version on one side and the editor`s minimal additions on the reverse; in other words, help where it might be needed without unnecessary interference. All in all, an excellent little edition, worth every cent.

Early Music Review, 2018

The present edition provides double-bass players with the choice of an orchestral or a solo tuning part, and corresponding piano parts in A minor and B minor are included. Additionally, it contains marked and unmarked solo parts. Bowing and fingerings are suggested by editor Tobias Glöckler. An insightful Preface, and helpful footnotes and comments on notation, signs, and articulation complement Henle`s fastidious new printing.

Strings Magazine, 2018



Serge Koussevitzky Double Bass Concerto op. 3
Study score (pocket score), Urtext Edition, paperbound
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Johann Baptist Vanhal Double Bass Concerto
Editor, Fingering and bowing for Double Bass, Cadenzas: Tobias Glöckler
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Editor, Fingering and bowing for Double Bass: Tobias Glöckler
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