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The double bass is an instrument that can all too often be misunderstood and is often lightly dismissed: due to it's impressive size it is assumed that the instrument is only capable of ponderous, heavy, grumpy sounds. The fact that there is not a grain of truth in either of these urban myths is borne out by the double bass sonatas on the present album and the soloist, Romanian double bassist Petru Iuga: music is innate to this instrument that is anything but cumbersome; it is in fact capable of producing sensuous melodies, virtuoso forms of expression suit it just as well as contemplative ones do, and it's spectrum ranges from the deepest gruff growl to the brightest, most heartfelt burst of laughter. And it requires a fully trained, experienced and attentive performer to elicit all of those characteristics from the instrument. What's more, it requires a repertoire that makes demands both on the musician and the musical instrument and inspires them to give their very best - only then can those ethereal sounds be heard, even on a double bass. The Romanian double bassist Petru Iuga is one of the most successful classical musicians of his generation. During his musical training in his homeland, the 20-year-old student came to the attention of Yehudi Menuhin, who enlisted him for his International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad (Switzerland). One can hardly imagine a more devoted champion of neglected and rarely played composers than pianist Oliver Triendl. His tireless commitment - primarily to romantic and contemporary music - is reflected in more than 100 recordings. The scope of his repertoire is surely unique, comprising some 90 piano concertos and hundreds of chamber music pieces. In many cases, he was the first to present these works on stage or to commit them to album.
The double bass is an instrument that can all too often be misunderstood and is often lightly dismissed: due to it's impressive size it is assumed that the instrument is only capable of ponderous, heavy, grumpy sounds. The fact that there is not a grain of truth in either of these urban myths is borne out by the double bass sonatas on the present album and the soloist, Romanian double bassist Petru Iuga: music is innate to this instrument that is anything but cumbersome; it is in fact capable of producing sensuous melodies, virtuoso forms of expression suit it just as well as contemplative ones do, and it's spectrum ranges from the deepest gruff growl to the brightest, most heartfelt burst of laughter. And it requires a fully trained, experienced and attentive performer to elicit all of those characteristics from the instrument. What's more, it requires a repertoire that makes demands both on the musician and the musical instrument and inspires them to give their very best - only then can those ethereal sounds be heard, even on a double bass. The Romanian double bassist Petru Iuga is one of the most successful classical musicians of his generation. During his musical training in his homeland, the 20-year-old student came to the attention of Yehudi Menuhin, who enlisted him for his International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad (Switzerland). One can hardly imagine a more devoted champion of neglected and rarely played composers than pianist Oliver Triendl. His tireless commitment - primarily to romantic and contemporary music - is reflected in more than 100 recordings. The scope of his repertoire is surely unique, comprising some 90 piano concertos and hundreds of chamber music pieces. In many cases, he was the first to present these works on stage or to commit them to album.
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1. 6 Romances, Op. 6: No. 6 None But the Lonely Heart -Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
2. 6 Romances, Op. 73: No. 2 Night
3. 6 Romances, Op. 25: No. 1 Reconciliation Primerenye Op. 25/1
4. 6 Romances, Op. 8: No. 2 Child, You Are Beautiful As a Flower - Sergei Rachmaninoff
5. 6 Romances, Op. 8: No. 4 I Fell in Love - Polyubila Ya Op. 8/4
6. 12 Romances, Op. 21: No. 7 How Fair This Spot - Zdes' Khorosho Op. 21/7
7. 6 Romances, Op. 4: No. 4 Do Not Sing to Me, My Beauty - Ne Poy, Krasavitsa, Pri Mne Op. 4/4
8. 12 Romances, Op. 14: No. 8 Oh, Do Not Mourn Me! - O, Ne Grusti Po Mne! Op. 14/8 - Otar Taktakishvili
9. Sun of Haying Month - Mzeo Tibatvis
10. Non T'amo Più! - I Don't Love You Anymore - Paolo Tosti
11. Ideale - Perfection
12. Tristezza - Sadness - Henri Duparc
13. Élégie - Elegy
14. Chanson Triste - Song of Sorrow
15. La Vie Antérieure - a Former Life - Manuel de Falla
16. * 7 Canciones Populares Españolas - Seven Spanish Folk Songs
17. No. 1 El Paño Moruno - the Moorish Cloth
18. No. 2 Seguidilla Murciana - Seguidilla from Murcia
19. No. 3 Asturiana
20. No. 4 Jota
21. No. 5 Nana - Lullaby
22. No. 6 Canción
23. No. 7 Polo

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The double bass is an instrument that can all too often be misunderstood and is often lightly dismissed: due to it's impressive size it is assumed that the instrument is only capable of ponderous, heavy, grumpy sounds. The fact that there is not a grain of truth in either of these urban myths is borne out by the double bass sonatas on the present album and the soloist, Romanian double bassist Petru Iuga: music is innate to this instrument that is anything but cumbersome; it is in fact capable of producing sensuous melodies, virtuoso forms of expression suit it just as well as contemplative ones do, and it's spectrum ranges from the deepest gruff growl to the brightest, most heartfelt burst of laughter. And it requires a fully trained, experienced and attentive performer to elicit all of those characteristics from the instrument. What's more, it requires a repertoire that makes demands both on the musician and the musical instrument and inspires them to give their very best - only then can those ethereal sounds be heard, even on a double bass. The Romanian double bassist Petru Iuga is one of the most successful classical musicians of his generation. During his musical training in his homeland, the 20-year-old student came to the attention of Yehudi Menuhin, who enlisted him for his International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad (Switzerland). One can hardly imagine a more devoted champion of neglected and rarely played composers than pianist Oliver Triendl. His tireless commitment - primarily to romantic and contemporary music - is reflected in more than 100 recordings. The scope of his repertoire is surely unique, comprising some 90 piano concertos and hundreds of chamber music pieces. In many cases, he was the first to present these works on stage or to commit them to album.

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