Hans Fryba (Q). Austrian composer. edit Hans Fryba. retrieved. 9 October 24 April Hans Fryba. retrieved. 9 October Hans Fryba – Suite in the Olden style (complete) Hans Fryba – 3 Arabesques Michinori Bunya – double bass Bayer Records BR (Recorded in. HANS. Suite im alien Sttl in 6 Safzen far Kontraba6 allein. FRYBA A SUITE IN THE OLDEN STYLE IN SIX for Contrabass. Wi. JOSEF n.

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Hans Fryba – Suite in the Olden Style

In January Sir Thomas Beecham wrote: Voice Weavers Choir Choir. Gavotte II returns to G major and makes good use of the the highest harmonics with a fun and light-hearted theme which moves into the lower register and effective music featuring a number of double stops.

Obviously inspired by the Bach Cello Suites, popularised in the early 20th-century by the great Pablo Casals, the six movement suite is a ‘tour-de-force’ for the advanced double bassist and features many technical challenges in the solo register of the instrument.

Probably composed in the early s, the suite was first published by Josef Weinberger in and has subsequently become standard repertoire for almost every international double bass competition. He worked with many of the greatest conductors and composers of the day and was obviously highly regarded by many of them.

A History of the Double Bass in Pieces added 9 new photos to the album: Suite in the Olden Style is in six contrasting movements beginning with a lively and effective Prelude Allegro moderato which offers both a technical workout and musical challenges in equal measure.

See more of Double Bass Queensland on Facebook. David Heyes [16 June ]. In Fryba became the first bass of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva and spent the next forty years in the orchestra. Jans lyrical opening phrase has a nicely gentle lilt, emphasising the lyrical and cantabile qualities hams the double bass, and offers potential to create long melodic lines within the technical challenges.


The Courante Allegro non troppo is dance-like, with a strong forward momentum and returning to the key of G major. Apart from this, the piece is well worthy of study and performance and offers great challenges to any performer who is willing to spend many hours in the practice room.

He was also a teacher at the Athens Royal Conservatoire. The initial double stops, melody and accompaniment, tests the bassists technique but much of the rest of the movement is accessible and enjoyable to play.

The Allemande Adagio is a complete contrast and is in B minor. A slow and sustained Sarabande Lento follows in the key of E flat major. Much of the printed suite is written yans tenor clef, not always a favourite clef with bassists and a new edition is long overdue.

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The key of G major makes good use of the entire range of the solo double bass and the mix of scalic passages, double stops and two-voiced broken chords, makes for a fryb which is both testing and exciting at the same time. Daniel Smerdon – Baritone Performing Arts. A year later he was awarded the title of honorary professor of the Geneva Conservatoire and in the same year retired to Austria, after a forty year sojourn in the Swiss capital, and he spent the last fifteen years of his life in Gramneusiedl Austriawhere he died on 3 January Hans Fryba was far from a prolific composer and only appears to have composed three original works for double bass – Suite in the Olden Style for unaccompanied double bass – Arabesques for unaccompanied double bass – Concert Study for double bass and piano – all published by Josef Weinberger.

Between and Lauber composed a number of advanced works for double bass which he dedicated to Fryba with the words ‘Hommage a hanz cher Hans Fryba, le merveilleux interprete de mes oevres.

Gavotte I is repeated before launching into the lively and rhythmic Gigue Vivacealso in G major. Rock On Kitty Author.

Suite in the Olden Style

Although movements of the Bach cello suites can be tackled by cellists during the early years of study, tryba Fryba Suite is the exact opposite and is aimed at the advanced bassist with a strong and confident solo technique and more suitable to the professional bassist and conservatoire or university student.

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The fifth movement comprises two gavottes Allegro moderatofrba the first one repeated, and is probably the most charming and accessible music of the suite.

Hans Fryba has created a modern ‘classic’ which has certainly stood the test of time. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?

Sections of this page. During his years in Geneva Fryba formed a close working relationship with the Swiss composer Joseph Lauber Son reconaissant Joseph Lauber. I do not hesitate to say that I have never heard such delicate playing; he is certainly the most worthy successor to his teacher Madenski. Fryba retired from the orchestra in and that year his home country of Austria bestowed on him the honorary title of professor.

Hans Fryba

Of the above, only the Suite is performed regularly. Nowadays there are literally thousands of bassists across the world who are able to perform the piece, once the preserve of the few, and in performance it demonstrates not only the musical and technical worth of the performer, but also the viability of the double bass as a solo instrument. Bach, but within a 20th-century idiom and harmonic content. Gavotte I is in D major and includes a number of effective double stops within the dance music and there is much frbya to enjoy.

In he joined the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, ahns position he held for three years, and in moved to Athens to become the solo bassist of the Orchestra of the Megaron Mousikis, the most important concert hall in Greece.