[...] SHEHATA, GALLARDO & PARK - Pierre Boulez Saal

Artists

Nabil Shehata

Double Bass

Tim Park

Violoncello

José Gallardo

Piano

Program

Serge Koussevitzky

Valse miniature for Double Bass and Piano Op. 1/2

Giovanni Bottesini

Elegy and Tarantella for Double Bass and Piano

Max Bruch

Kol Nidrei

Arrangement for Double Bass and Piano

Gioachino Rossini

Duetto for Violoncello and Double Bass in D major

Emil Tabakov

Motivy for Solo Double Bass

Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg

Sonata for Violoncello and Double Bass

Fragment

Jean Barrière

Duet for Violoncello and Double Bass

Reinhold Glière

Prelude and Scherzo for Double Bass and Piano Op. 32

Reinhold Glière

Intermezzo and Tarantella for Double Bass and Piano Op. 9

Alfredo Carlo Piatti

Serenade for two Violoncellos and Piano

Arrangement for Violoncello, Double Bass, and Piano

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

The double bass serves as the musical foundation of the symphony orchestra, but it is rarely heard as a solo instrument. This season for one night, it takes center stage at the Pierre Boulez Saal in a program of chamber music. Nabil Shehata, former principal double bass of the Berliner Philharmoniker and a faculty member of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, explores the wide-ranging repertoire for his instrument together with cellist Tim Park and pianist José Gallardo. The three artists perform original works by Giovanni Bottesini and Johann Rudolph Zumsteeg as well as Shehata’s own arrangements, including of Max Bruch’s famous Kol Nidrei, originally scored for cello and orchestra.