Recital in Barcelona

July 6, 2024
10:00 pm
Sant Pere Sallavinera square

Saturday, July 6 at 10 p.m.
In Sant Pere Sallavinera square

Catalan double bass school

Double bass and piano recital

Leon Bosch , double bass
Lluís Rodríguez Salvà , piano

Giovanni Bottessini was one of the greatest double bass players in history and both his interpretations full of elegance and virtuosity as well as his method and his work marked many musicians. Valls, Cervera and Torelló stood out among his heirs in Catalonia. Valls wrote a method, composed works for the instrument and trained the majority of double bassists in the country. His influence was decisive in a later generation of musicians, led by Torelló and Cervera. While Torelló was a student of Valls and developed a school of the instrument in the United States, where he was first double bassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cervera was essentially a self-taught musician; he performed as a soloist, created a very particular method and composed more than fifty works.