Sonata No.2 in the Viennese Style

Composer: Michal Bylina
Code: RMD1311

Sonata No.2 in the Viennese Style was written for double bass (F A D G tuning) and viola. The piece is in three extended movements: Allegro Moderato (classical sonata form), Adagio and Polonaise, and echoes the music of classical bassist-composers such as J.M. Sperger, Domenico Dragonetti, F.A. Hoffmeister and others.

Adjusting it to the standard modern tuning and allowing the double bassist to show the possibilities of tuning in fourths, the only innovation here is a major third between the 3rd and the 4th strings which helps to create more “Viennese” chords.


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