November 25th, 2005
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DoubleBassCast103.mp3 [21.19mb 46.16min 64kbps]

In this episode I talk about the orchestral excerpts that I have chosen for the upcoming audition for Co-Principal Bass of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra (OST).

The musical selections are by L’Orchestre de Contrebasses – a fine group of bassists from France.

INTRO MUSIC
From the fourth CD “Jeux Dangereux” by L’Orchestre des Contrebasses a track entitled “Elita”. (clip)

TECHNICAL UPDATE

  • Apologies for the technical screw-up.
  • New equipment and software for a much improved listening experience.

FEATURED MUSIC
From the fourth CD “Jeux Dangereux” by L’Orchestre des Contrebasses a track entitled “Elita”. (complete)

AUDITION EXCERPTS
From Beethoven to Verdi – a little bit of everything…

CONTACT THE DOUBLEBASSCAST

VOTE
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September 27th, 2005

Update – I finally fixed the website so we’re back in business.

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DoubleBassCast102.mp3 [8.4mb 18:35min 64kbps]

In this episode I start out by describing my podcasting setup and then move on to more bass-like topics.

NEWS

  • Tina Caterina announces a bass recital in Georgia
  • Patrick Neher announces The Arizona Bass Players Festival and Workshop

REVIEWS

  • There’s a review of the latest ISB publication “Bass World” as well as a review of Richard Davis’ book “Becoming an Orchestral Musician: A Guide for Aspiring Profesionals”.

JOBS

  • A section on jobs that are available internationally

INSTRUMENTS

  • A section on buying and selling instruments – a special call for an instrument in the 2,000-3,000 euro range.

FEEDBACK

  • Comments on some of the feedback that I’ve had about this podcast.

Plus a couple of sound clips from “The London Double Bass Sound”.

August 26th, 2005

Hi everybody!

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DoubleBassCast101.mp3 [8.31mb 9:04min 64kbps]

This is the first basscast for DoubleBassCast.org. As this is the mission statement I thought I should talk about the following:

  • Who am I?
  • What is this?
  • Why am I doing this?
  • What can be expected in the future?