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Max and His 16th-Century Double Bass

Posted on 8 May 2015 by Leo Messias

ACO Principal Double Bass Maxime Bibeau takes us through the fascinating story behind his 16th-century Gasparo da Salò double bass, one of the rarest of its kind, which he plays in the ACO Mostly Mendelssohn Australian tour in May 2015.

In Mostly Mendelssohn, Max steps into the spotlight alongside American violin virtuoso Stefan Jackiw for a rare performance of Bottesini’s Gran Duo Concertante for Violin and Double Bass – a most challenging duet composed by ‘the Paganini of the Double Bass’.


#ACO15: MOSTLY MENDELSSOHN FEATURING STEFAN JACKIW
14-25 May

American violin virtuoso Stefan Jackiw takes on Mendelssohn’s famous E minor violin concerto in an intimate arrangement for string orchestra.

MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor
MENDELSSOHN String Symphony No. 9 in C major
BOTTESINI Gran Duo for Double Bass and Violin
WOLF Italian Serenade

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