Antonio Capuzzi | Concerto D major (3rd mov)
Božo Paradžik | SWD-Kammerorchester Pforzheim | Sebastian Tewinkel
Status: double SACD release pending since 2008 / EBS Music - Bayer Records
Johannes Brahms | Sonata E flat major op.120 No 2 (2nd mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
Franz Schubert | String Quintett in C major (3rd movement)
Božo Paradžik & Apos String Quartet
Live in Philharmonie Berlin | Archive recording
Adolf Míšek | Sonata in E minor (finale)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Live recording, 2004 | Detmold, Neue Aula
Giambattista Cimador | Concerto A major (3. Rondo)
Božo Paradžik | SWD-Kammerorchester Pforzheim | Sebastian Tewinkel
Status: double SACD release pending since 2008 / EBS Music - Bayer Records
Johannes Brahms | Sonata E flat major op.120 No 2 (1st mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
František Hertl | Nokturno from "Four Pieces"
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Wolfram Lorenzen, piano
Live in Freiburg, Musikhochschule | Archive only
Joseph Haydn | Concerto in C major (3rd mov)
Božo Paradžik | SWD-Kammerorchester Pforzheim | Sebastian Tewinkel
Status: double SACD release pending since 2008: EBS Music - Bayer Records
Leoš Janácek | Pohádka o caru
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: estimated release 2015-2016
Johannes Brahms | Sonata E flat major op.120 No 2 (3rd mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
Gioachino Rossini | Duetto
Božo Paradžik, double bass 1 |
Status: estimated release 2015-2016
Johannes Brahms | Sonata A major op.100 (1st mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
Joseph Haydn | Concerto in C major (1st mov)
Božo Paradžik | SWD Kammerorchester Pforzheim | Sebastian Tewinkel
Status: double SACD release pending since 2008 / EBS Music - Bayer Records
Johannes Brahms | Sonata E minor op.38 (3rd mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
Schwarz-Weiß Schalter
Kontrabassschnecke

Concerts

CONCERT SEASON 2019/2020:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th
KAARST (D) - TUPPENHOF
Chamber music concert in the brand new hall with fantastic acoustical performance | Artists: Anette Maiburg (flute) Klaus Jäckle (classical guitar) Božo Paradžik (double bass) and Friederike von Krosigk (castagnette/dancer) | Programme ¡Danza! includes only the pieces by the Spanish and South-American composers. The programme includes also the performance of "Seven Popular Spanish Songs" (Siete canciones) by Manuel de Falla arranged for solo double bass and guitar.

details & tickets

 

NEXT CONCERT DATES:

Saturday, 26th October 2019: half recital with Thomas Hartmann (piano) and pieces by Johannes Brahms and Leoš Janáček as well as a workshop within the Bavarian Bassdays homepage
Saturday, 16th November 2019: Chamber music concert in Freiburg im Breisgau (D) with Christian Ostertag (violin), the performance will include "Trout Quintett" by Franz Schubert (Details TBA)
Sunday, 12th January 2020: Manchester (UK), RNCM Strings Weekend: a half recital with Ben Powell (piano) programme: sonatas by Johannes Brahms
Sunday, 12th January 2020: Manchester (UK), RNCM Strings Weekend: performance as soloist with orchestra, programme: Antonio Vivaldi concerto in E minor R.V.409
Mid July 2020 (date to be defined) Sion (CH) recital with Emese Maly (piano)
Tuesday, July 21st 2020: recital with Hansjacob Stemmler (piano) within the Ljubljana Festival (SLO) Programme and links TBA
 

HISTORY:

FRIDAY, MAY 31st, 2019
MUSIKHOCHSCHULE FREIBURG (D) - "CONCOURS DE PARIS" 1895-2006
Kammermusiksaal, 19:30
Programme: original pieces for double bass & piano written mainly throughout the 20th century for the competition  "Concours du Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris" (1895-2006), read here more about the competition (please take with humor the "English version" on this external site and use a translator instead)
Compositions  for double bass & piano by: Eugène Bigot, Henri Büsser, Jacques Castérède, Charles Chaynes, Alfred Desenclos, André Dulaurens, Serge Lancen, Alain Margoni, Marcel Mirouze and Victor Serventi, as well as nearly unknown, fantastic sonata for cello and piano by Mel Bonis performed by Božo Paradžik and Hansjacob Staemmler

READ HERE MORE ABOUT THE COMPOSERS, ABOUT THE COMPETITION AND ABOUT THE PIECES (only in German)

The concert was recorded and it is uploaded on YouTube:

Most of my double bass students from Freiburg have been performing at least one piece in this concert. All the pieces are composed for the competition of the graduating students of the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris. Common to these works is that they are skillfully composed for the piano and that they are mostly multipartite: they all have a slow part, a fast part and a short cadenza. Some of these compositions contain three parts plus a cadenza. Stylistically, the works are very different, you will find pretty much everything between the purely romantic sounds, then  typical impressionist harmonies and whole-tone scales until a bit more "modern" forms and harmonies for that time (albeit still quite conservative from our point of view today) where some pieces  experiment with slightly abstract harmonies, jazz and swing elements, half-improvisation, etc. The works also differ very strongly in character, the audience will be able to enjoy pretty much the whole pallet from humorous to profound.

 

Many of Božo Paradžik's earlier projects and performances have been recorded and can be watched any time on Božo Paradžik's YouTube channel

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