Variations Baroques | Rémy Yulzari

Variations Baroques

Exploring the baroque origins of the double bass through my transcriptions and arrangements of four baroques composers: Bach (Germany), Vivaldi (Italy), Rameau (France) and Eccles (England).

Why Transcription?
Transcription creates a new point of view about a piece, and new sounds never heard. In life, we obtain richer knowledge and feeling about a subject when we can see it from as many different angles as possible. A new transcription, a new way to play a piece will give us the opportunity to penetrate even deeper into the composer’s mind, into the essence of the music, and sometimes to discover unexpected treasures and emotions. I would like to discover new pieces, which suit the double bass fantastically—that open the repertoire and that show a new and unique sound. As a melodic instrument with a deep voice, the double bass is a wonderful medium to sing and express contrasting human moods. This allows the audience to experience an original way of listening to familiar music, as well as an original way to hear the double bass, a solo instrument that is still gaining recognition.

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Videos from a live performance in New York, April 2013
Double bass: Rémy D Yulzari
Harpsichord: Elliott Figg
Cello: Léa Birnbaum

Sonata n.5

Antonio Vivaldi, Cello Sonata n.5, 3rd mvt.

Sonata n.3

Antonio Vivaldi, Cello Sonata n.3, 3rd & 4th mvt.

Saraband

J.S. Bach, Cello Suite n.2, Saraband