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Paperback88 pages. Diego De la street marked it as to-read Oct 15, Gilli marked it as to-read Dec 07, A repeated triplet chordal figure from the piano gradually takes the double bass into its lowest register before it begins an upward moving G major scale, with chromatic additions, building to a strong and powerful climax before an arpeggio figure descends to the lowest string.

Method book with fingerings and bowings. There is effective interplay between the piano in treble clef and an answering phrase for the double bass in bass clef, and the accompaniment is both supportive and independent, but never overpowers or clouds the soloist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. First published in Book 7, an all-Simandl volume, the one movement work is in ternary form and offers musical and technical challenges in equal measure.

Lists with This Book. Ideal college or university repertoire as a contrast to the virtuosity and fireworks of Bottesini, Gliere, Misek and Ximandl. Email or Phone Password Forgot account? This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Franz Simandl

He was Professor of double-bass at the Vienna Conservatory from to Cover Photos photos. No trivia or quizzes yet.


As a player, Simandl was renowned for his outstanding technique, using a new approach to the thumb position, and producing a sound which was both powerful and lyrical.

Simandl may not have the lyrical or cantabile turns of phrase of a Bottesini, but the piece is well written, doesn’t outstay its welcome, and is worth the occasional outing or two to celebrate the pioneering work of this important figure in our rich heritage and history. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Technical accomplishment is not enough, but the Notturno is elegant and accessible, easy to programme in a recital and a piece which won’t challenge an audience.

Views Read Edit View history. Simandl’s Notturno is charming and elegant, doesn’t set out to break any boundaries, and is all the more successful for this.

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English and Japanese texts. Jaime rated it it was amazing Oct 08, John Kessler marked it as to-read Sep 10, Simandl employs the entire range of the double bass, with a smattering of scale and arpeggio figures to take the soloist into the higher register, but with the musical and cantabile line always to the fore.

Another musical masterpiece long overlooked? Micah rated it liked it Nov 15, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The final G major arpeggio ascends from the lowest G to a sustained harmonic G three octaves higher. Simanndl Tarantino added it Mar simadnl, This page was last edited on 15 Augustat I don’t think so, but then not everyone can be a Simanel

Profile Pictures photos. Franz Simandl Simzndl 1, — December 15, was a double-bassist and wimandl most remembered for his book New Method for the Double Bass, known as the Simandl book, which is to this day used as a standard study of double bass technique and hand positions. Founded in by Wenzel Hausethere have been many significant Czech bassists who have made an important contribution throughout its year history, but possibly none more so than Franz Simandl, whose influence and impact is still felt more than a century after his death.


The Prague School of Double Bass dates back to the early years of the 19th-century and its influence has reached to every corner of the globe. Things have moved on so quickly in the 20th and 21st centuries and much that has gone before can be overlooked and forgotten, but we should remember that Frantisek Simandl was a pioneer of his time.

Suelbi Silva marked it as to-read Nov 04, He pushed the boundaries forward and his work helped succeeding generations of bassists to push them even further, until when standards of playing and teaching have never been better.

New Method for the Double Bass by F. Simandl

Edgar Luna Gomez is currently reading it Feb 19, You also need the likes of Dittersdorf, Pichl, Vanhal, Hoffmeister and countless others to complete the picture. Good and honest music from a good and honest musician. Sections of this page. Marisa Bellie rated it it was amazing Oct 19, There are opportunities for the bassist to display both musical and technical skills and to add life to ff long forgotten part of our history and heritage.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Edited and annotated by Lucas Drew.