Matthew McDonald: On the Double

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Move aside. It’s time, at last, for the engine of the orchestra to take centre stage. Audiences rarely get the chance to appreciate the extraordinary range and remarkable beauty of the double bass, but Matthew McDonald, Principal Bass of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, will provide just that. Featuring the marvellously tuneful Divertimento Concertante by Fellini’s composer of choice Nino Rota, and the dazzling suite from Stravinsky’s Pergolesi-inspired ballet Pulcinella.

GRANS Finnish Tango for 4 basses
ROTA Divertimento Concertante for double bass and orchestra
MOZART
Serenade no. 6 in D major K239 Serenata Notturna
FRANÇAIX Mozart New Look
STRAVINSKY Suite from Pulcinella 

Matthew McDonald double bass/director
ANAM Orchestra

Read more from Matthew McDonald in his recent interview with The Strad magazine

Image by Pia Johnson 


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