Alois Posch

Biography

Born: 1959  
Alois Posch is a leading European orchestral double bass player.

He started studying violin and piano at the age of ten. At fifteen, he discovered that that contrabass was the right instrument for him. He entered the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Academy for Music and Allied Arts) in Graz. There he studied the instrument with Professor Johannes Auersperg.

After winning prizes in competitions for younger musicians he
Read more obtained a position in the Vienna Philharmonic in 1977, at the age of eighteen. He is now the leader of the bass section and bass soloist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera. Since 1993 he has been a full professor at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellenden Kunst in Vienna.

He has a position as Guest Professor at the Mozarteum of Salzburg, and often plays as a guest soloist and chamber player. He has played on recordings released by Decca, Emi, Deutsche Gramophon, Sony, Philips, and EMI.

He is among the group of players who frequently play solo roles in projects organized by the Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer and thus participate frequently in Kremer's Lockenhaus Festival. Among his releases with Kremer is a chamber music version of compositions of the New Tango master Astor Piazzolla, on which Posch is the bass player and soloist. Read less
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Biography

Born: 1959  
Alois Posch is a leading European orchestral double bass player.

He started studying violin and piano at the age of ten. At fifteen, he discovered that that contrabass was the right instrument for him. He entered the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Academy for Music and Allied Arts) in Graz. There he studied the instrument with Professor Johannes Auersperg.

After winning prizes in competitions for younger musicians he
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3. "Time and the bell have buried the day"
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5. "The chill ascends from feet to knees"
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7. "Sin is Behovely, but"
Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 2. Romance (Andante)
Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Mozart: Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - 4. Rondo (Allegro)
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: I. Allegro vivace
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: II. Andante
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: III. Scherzo (Presto)
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major 'The Trout', D. 667: IV. Tema con variazioni
Piano Quintet in A 'The Trout' D667: V. Finale (Allegro giusto)
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 1. Adagio - Allegro
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 2. Adagio
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 3. Allegro vivace
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 4. Thema. Andante - Var. I - VII
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 5. Menuetto
Schubert: Octet in F, D.803 - 6. Andante molto - Allegro
Gubaidulina: Hommage á T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 1.
Gubaidulina: Hommage á T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 2.
Gubaidulina: Hommage á T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 3. "Time and the bell have buried the day"
Gubaidulina: Hommage á T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 4.
Gubaidulina: Hommage á T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 5. "The chill ascends from feet to knees"
Gubaidulina: Hommage á T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 6.
Gubaidulina: Hommage á T.S. Eliot (1987) - For Octet And Soprano - 7. "Sin is Behovely, but"