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Gary Kerr : Arpeggione Sonata


Gary Karr, acclaimed as “the world’s leading solo bassist” (Time Magazine), is, in fact, the first solo double bassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati double bass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky.

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Since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1962, Karr has performed as soloist on six continents with orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Caracas, Venezuela), Jerusalem Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and with all the major orchestras of Australia.
Although it features Schubert’s “Arpeggione Sonata,” the gem on this recording is certainly the Canadian folksong, “When I Wake In the Morning.” It has been a staple encore piece of the Karr/Lewis duo for over 30 years since they first lived in Nova Scotia. Also includes performances of classical works by Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, Joplin and Taki.


1st Movement: Allegro moderato
2nd Movement: Adagio
3rd Movement: Allegretto
VOCALISE, Op.34 No.14
Le Cygne
The Entertainer
Kojo No Tsuki
When I Wake Up In The Morning
Three Catalonian Carols (El Noi De La Mare; Fum, Fum, Fum,; El Cant Dels Ocells)


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Weight .280 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm