WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Songs Of The World - Transcriptions For Double Bass / Sciascia


Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802135   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Traditional
Performer:  Stefano SciasciaMara Corazza
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

From Newton Classics comes an innovative new compilation: fourteen ‘songs’, all transcribed for double bass, hailing from countries all over the world.

Compiled by the performer Sciascia, the release effectively sweeps across mainland Asia detailing works taken from the Far East, Europe and the Middle East. From Max Bruch’s highly sentimental Kol Nidrei, originally written for cello and orchestra and based on two Jewish themes, to Spain’s intoxicating Cancion de Amor, the CD documents a wealth of traditional melodies. Also featured are more recent contributions – such as the Japanese Aijyou (meaning ‘friendship’), which Yoshihiro Utsumi wrote especially for the bassist.

Providing a fascinating insight into the
Read more variety of culture found across the globe, Sciascia blends the familiar with the lesser known to present a compilation that brims with colour. The talented bassist’s choice of cantabile repertoire reflects his long-standing wish to play the double bass as if it were a human voice, and he has achieved just that: this is an admirable follow-up to Sciascia’s last Bottesini recording for Newton, revealing once again how an instrument not generally associated with solo repertoire is capable of holding its own – and to great effect.

Stefano Sciascia was born in 1960 and took up the bass at the age of sixteen. He is now a busy and much-recorded bass soloist, who has formed numerous ensembles and published many collections of arrangements and original works.
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Canción de amor by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
2.
El cant dels ocells by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
Written: Catalonia, Spain 
3.
Oboro tsukiyo by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
4.
Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
Written: Ireland 
5.
Aijyou by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
6.
Arirang by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
Written: Korea 
7.
Era De Maggio by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
8.
Blind Mary by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
9.
Ack Värmeland, du sköna by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
Written: Sweden 
10.
Shottis for Norway by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
11.
Nign by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
12.
Kol nidre by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
13.
A Dudele by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
14.
Nigun by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
15.
Kojo-No-Tsuki by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)
Written: Japan 
16.
Chiisai aki mitsuketa by Traditional
Performer:  Stefano Sciascia (Double Bass), Mara Corazza (Piano)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN - TRY IT FREE!
Listen to all your favorite classical music for only $20/month.
Sign up for your monthly subscription service and get unlimited access to the most comprehensive digital catalog of classical music in the world - new releases. bestsellers, advanced releases and more.
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In