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Leon Bosch - 21st Century Double Bass
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Audio Clips
Friday Afternoon
(Ivor Hodgson)
Invocation
(Malcolm Lipkin)
December 3
(Simon Parkin)
Turning Towards You
(Philip Wood)

The Music of...
Robin Walker, Simon Parkin, Philip Wood, Ivor Hodgson, David Ellis, Malcolm Lipkin and Roxanna Panufnik.

CDE 84655

Meridian Records
  • Leon Bosch - Double Bass
  • Rebeca Omordia - Piano

Robin Walker
  1. Turning Towards You
Simon Parkin (World Premiere Recording)
  1. December 1
  2. December 2
  3. December 3
  4. December 4
  5. December 5
Philip Wood
  1. Sonata for Double Bass and Piano
Ivor Hodgson (World Premiere Recording)
  1. To the Moon and Back
  2. Dawn
  3. Sunset
  4. Friday Afternoon
David Ellis - Parallel Shadows for Double Bass and Piano (World Premiere Recording)
  1. Star-Shine & Candlelight
  2. Cloudfall & Morning Rain
  3. Tree-Shade & Summer Glow
  4. Night-Sound & Meadow Dance
Malcolm Lipkin
  1. Invocation
Roxana Panufnik
  1. Shosholoza for Double Bass and Piano


Meridian Records is proud to announce this stunning collection of works performed by virtuoso double bassist Leon Bosch and his regular duo recital partner Rebeca Omordia, which may be purchased from our own online shop.

Leon Bosch has been called the Sherlock Holmes of the double bass. And it is true that he enjoys the detective work involved in tracking down and bringing to light repertoire that has been ignored or lost along the way. But since he has also been responsible for bringing many new pieces into existence and recording them for posterity, he might as well be called its Moriarty and Watson too.

Not all the pieces on this recording were written for Leon, although the majority were. And let's not think of them as crimes either, even though an element of opportunism may lie behind some of them. Typically, a meeting between composer and performer, perhaps fortuitously after a recital or through some intermediary, will involve a discussion about the possibility of a new piece. Before long, a plan comes together, culminating in a first performance at an event like the International Bass Convention or the Swaledale Festival.

The very variety of music on The 21st Century Double Bass is one consequence of this kind of serendipity: it features music by several composers, writing in their own individual way. If anything connects this music, whether it is triumphant or thorny, playful or haunting, it is the unique expressive character of the instrument. That and the artistry of the performers, of course - it is worth noting that this is the first album Leon has recorded with pianist Rebeca Omordia.

The 21st Century Double Bass follows previous recorded surveys focusing on the British, Russian and Hungarian double bass as well as two volumes of The Virtuoso Double Bass. But with decades of the century remaining and Leon unlikely to stop attracting new pieces any time soon, there will surely be more to follow.

Other Releases

Leon Bosch - The South African Double Bass
The South African Double Bass


  Leon Bosch - Bass-ically Brilliant
Bass-ically Brilliant


Leon Bosch - 21st Century Double Bass
21st Century Double Bass


  Leon Bosch - The Music of Rankl, Sprongl & Hindemith
The Music of...
Rankl, Sprongl & Hindemith
Josep Cervera-Bret - The Catalan Virtuoso
Josep Cervera-Bret
The Catalan Virtuoso


  Blend
Blend

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf


 
Pedro Valls

Hungarian Double Bass


 
Virtuoso Double Bass Volume 2



Russian Double Bass


 
British Double Bass



Virtuoso Double Bass


  Ian Bostridge
Ian Bostridge


The Dante Quartet
The Dante Quartet


  The Primrose Piano Quartet
The Primrose Piano Quartet


Art of the Lindsays
Art of the Lindsays


  Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Chamber Ensemble


The Music Group of Manchester
The Music Group of Manchester


  Carl Nielsen Music for Wind and Piano - New London Chamber Ensemble
New London Chamber Ensemble



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