Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754–1812) Double Bass Concerto “No. 1”
with violino obbligato – Urtext edited by Tobias Glöckler [db,vl,orch] duration: 18'
solo: db - 0.2.2.2.(bsn ad lib.) - 188.8.131.52. - timp(ad lib.) - hps - str(vl obl)
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Thanks to its imaginative richness and sterling writing, Hoffmeister's Double Bass Concerto "No. 1" has advanced to the rank of a popular audition concerto. But when compared with the transmitted sources, the previously available first edition of 1966 proved to be filled with errors. Tobias Glöckler, double-bass player of the Dresdner Philharmonie, now presents a reliable Urtext in this edition. Through his competence as an instrumentalist, he even goes considerably further and offers various performance possibilities: the solo part can be played not only in solo and orchestral tuning, but also in the historical "Viennese tuning." The C-major version, which is offered on hire, allows performances in orchestral tuning. The orchestral material in D major (sales material) is suited to the other two tunings.
“A beautiful and easy to read score, elegantly laid-out and with illuminating and informative preface notes. This concerto is among our most beautiful classical concerti, lyrical and inventive. It is a great pleasure to see our classical repertoire appear in such critical editions.” (Rob Nairn in Bass World)