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Preludio e Fuga (a 4 voci)

for double bass solo in Viennese tuning

By Heinz Holliger

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Double bass (with 5 Strings) - difficult
For double bass solo in Viennese tuning. Composed by Heinz Holliger (1939-2002). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Double-Bass Library. Classical. Softcover. Composed 2009-2010. 20 pages. Duration 12'. Schott Music #KBB 15. Published by Schott Music (HL.49019469).

Item Number: HL.49019469

ISBN 9790001177535. 9.25x12 inches.

Again and again, Holliger enhances his virtuoso compositions by reviving historical traditions. In Preludio e Fuga, this return to history refers to the scordatura of the so-called 'Viennese temperament': It can be found in the most important repertoire pieces of the double-bass (such as in Mozart's Concert Aria KV 612) as third interval between the first to the third string and thinner strings which respond better.But to Holliger, virtuosity has never been an end in itself: More and more motivic particles emerge from the sweeping 'Prelude non mesure' with almost unreally flickering sounds due to numerous harmonics and gradually fit together to form the elements of a four-part fugue.Produced in collaboration with Edicson Ruiz for whom Preludio e Fuga has been written, our edition presents the piece in two forms of notation to facilitate studying: in pitch and in finger notation.

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