The 'Paganini of the double bass' grew up in Venice, but moved to London as an adult. It is there that he probably wrote the twelve waltzes. They are quite likely the earliest surviving works for double bass solo. These charming pieces have until now not been published in their entirety. Despite their virtuosic impression, the technical hurdles can be comfortably mastered; the pieces are therefore not only suited for the concert hall but are also perfect encores.
Title: Twelve Waltzes for Double Bass Solo, By Dragonetti, Domenico, Edited by Tobias Gockler, Published by G. Henle Urtext Editions, Item number: HN847
This virtuosic piece by composer/bassist Deak combines narration and music in an attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of the unhappy villain of many childhood tales. With wit and a non-preachy seriousness, Deak shows us that even "big bad wolves" have feelings and a right to their place in the order of things. A challenging piece for the accomplished player, B.B Wolf will delight children and adults alike.
Title: B.B. Wolf for Solo Bass/Narrator, By Deak, Jon, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: B3397