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

Concerts

NEXT CONCERTS

 

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)
 Artists: Hansjacob Staemmler (piano) and the students from Božo Paradžik's double bass class (Božo Paradžik's participation within the recital is also scheduled)
Compositions  for double bass & piano by: Eugène Bigot, Mel Bonis, Eugène Bozza, Henri Büsser, Jacques Castérède, Auguste Chapuis, Charles Chaynes, Alfred Desenclos, André Dulaurens, Serge Lancen, Alain Margoni, Marcel Mirouze and Victor Serventi

Tickets & other links: tba soon

 

Božo Paradžik's comment:
The last big recital when most of the students from my double bass class have participated was back in 2015 and it has included the performances of the eighteen -mostly unknown- original romantic compositions for double bass & piano. While Simandl's Method was reprinted many times, the supplementary nine notebooks haven't been published ever again for over 100 years. The Cefes Edition has finally re-printed them all 2014-15. We have celebrated the rebirth of the nearly-forgotten literature in a musical way: I have organized a concert end of 2015, where each of my students has performed only one or two pieces from these 9 notebooks with over 50 compositions. The concert had total duration of about 2 hours. The concert was recorded and it caused a lot of interest worldwide after the recording was uploaded on YouTube:

The next such event is scheduled on May 31, 2019, where one more time the majority of students from my double bass class  will participate with a performance of only 1-2 works. This time, my own participation is also scheduled. It will be again a long recital programme with mostly unknown original compositions for double bass & piano composed in France during the 20th century. All those 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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