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The fifth movement comprises two gavottes Allegro moderatowith the first one repeated, and is probably the most charming and accessible music of the suite. Hans Fryba was far from a prolific composer and only appears to have composed three original works for double bass – Suite in the Olden Style for unaccompanied double bass – Arabesques for unaccompanied double bass – Concert Study for double bass hnas piano – all published by Josef Weinberger.

A History of the Double Bass in Pieces added 9 new photos to the album: I do not hesitate to say that I have never heard such delicate playing; he is certainly the most worthy successor to his teacher Madenski. He worked with many of the greatest conductors and composers of the day and was obviously highly regarded by many of them.

Suite in the Olden Style is in six contrasting movements beginning with a lively and effective Prelude Allegro moderato which offers both a technical workout and musical challenges in equal measure. In he joined the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for three years, and in moved to Athens to become the solo bassist of the Orchestra of the Megaron Mousikis, the most important concert hall in Greece.

Hans Fryba

Daniel Smerdon – Baritone Performing Arts. The initial double stops, melody and accompaniment, tests the bassists technique ffryba much of the rest of the movement is accessible and enjoyable to play. In Fryba became the first bass of the Orchestre de hasn Suisse Romande in Geneva and spent the next forty years in the orchestra.


Probably composed in the early s, the suite was first published by Josef Weinberger in and has subsequently become standard repertoire for almost every international double bass competition.

The key of G major makes good use of the entire range of the solo double bass and the mix of scalic passages, double stops and two-voiced broken chords, makes for a piece which is both testing and exciting at the same time. The Allemande Adagio is a complete contrast and is in B minor. He was also a teacher at the Athens Royal Conservatoire. Apart from this, the piece is well worthy of study and performance and offers great challenges to any performer who is willing to spend many hours in the practice room.

A slow and sustained Sarabande Lento follows in the key of E flat major. Although movements of the Bach cello suites can be tackled by cellists during the early years of study, the Fryba Suite is the exact opposite and is aimed at the advanced bassist with a strong and confident solo technique and more suitable to the professional bassist and conservatoire or university student.

During his years in Geneva Fryba formed a close working relationship with the Swiss composer Joseph Lauber Son reconaissant Joseph Lauber. See more of Double Bass Queensland on Facebook. Gavotte I is in D major and includes a number of effective double stops within the dance music and there is much here to enjoy.

Hans Fryba has created a modern ‘classic’ which has certainly stood the test of time. Gavotte I is repeated before launching into the lively and rhythmic Gigue Vivacealso in G major.

Sections of this page. Obviously inspired by the Bach Cello Suites, popularised in the early 20th-century by the great Pablo Casals, the six movement suite is a ‘tour-de-force’ for the advanced double bassist and features many technical challenges in the solo register of the instrument. Nowadays there are literally thousands of bassists across the world who are able to perform the piece, once the preserve of the few, and in performance it demonstrates not only the musical and technical worth of the performer, but also the viability of the double bass as a solo instrument.


Hans Fryba – Suite in the Olden Style

Voice Weavers Choir Choir. Gavotte II returns to G major and makes good use of the the highest harmonics with a fun hnas light-hearted theme which moves into the lower register and effective music featuring a number of double stops. In January Sir Thomas Beecham wrote: Bach, but within a 20th-century idiom and harmonic content. Rock On Kitty Author.

Email or Phone Password Forgot account? Of the above, only the Suite is performed regularly. Between and Lauber composed a number of advanced works for double bass which he dedicated to Fryba with the words ‘Hommage a mon cher Hans Fryba, le merveilleux interprete de mes oevres.

A year later he was awarded the title of honorary professor of the Geneva Conservatoire and in the same year retired to Austria, after a forty year sojourn in the Swiss capital, and he spent the last fifteen years of his life in Gramneusiedl Austriawhere he died on 3 January David Heyes [16 June ].

Much of the printed suite is written in tenor clef, not always a favourite clef with bassists and a new edition is long overdue.