Lauren Pierce on bass and Andrew McMillan on guitar perform Monti’s Czardas in this arrangement by Jeff Bradetich. Looking forward to hearing more from Ms Pierce!
Rx: Learn to play Nino Rota’s Divertimento Concertante, especially the harmonics
In the course of working on this piece during a masterclass in Bogota Columbia, Bradetich discusses the following topics:
- changing speed of bow between closed note melodic gestures and harmonic melodic gestures
- an exercise for playing closed notes and harmonic notes
- coordination and rhythms
- a way to sense if a new fingering might be better than a previously learned fingering
- angle of bow in harmonics
This piece was originally written for cello but Henze published it for double bass. Here, Jeff Bradetich performs it in a recital at University of North Texas.