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New Double Bass and Viola arrangements have just been published with the intention to create a new Suite Italienne that reflects as much of Stravinsky's music and style as possible.

Suite Italienne for Double Bass
Suite Italienne for Double Bass and Piano is a transcription that will be the first full-scale composition by Igor Stravinsky included in double bass solo repertoire. The special kinship of the double bass and its prominent role in the Pulcinella Suite (the original source of the Suite Italienne arrangements) further makes it a work that is both readily recognizable and of particular interest among bassists. The historical and compositional methods regarding this piece have been thoroughly researched with the intention of creating a new Suite Italienne that reflects as much of Stravinsky's music and style as possible.

Suite Italienne for Viola
Drawing on the composer’s transcriptions for violin (with Samuel Dushkin) and for cello (with Gregor Piatigorsky), Kim Kashkashian has produced a long-overdue viola version of this neoclassical masterpiece. The choice of movements from Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite differs between those for violin and cello; Kashkashian has in turn made a slightly different selection comprising Introduzione, Serenata, Aria, Tarantella, Toccata and Minuetto e Finale. A show-stopping addition to the repertory of modern viola music.

There are four publications now available with existing arrangements for violin and cello joined by double bass and viola. Click here to view all publications and purchase from our online shop

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