The most exhaustive study of the double bass violone accessible to English-speaking musical enthusiasts. This book includes lists of terminology, the most comprehensive bibliography to date, and 48 illustrations that make this a complete compendium of string bass research.
Alfred Planyavsky is a former double bass instructor at the Institute for the Vienna Boys Choir and a former member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. He has published over 200 articles, essays, and reviews on music and musical traditions. James Barket (D.M.A., UNC-Greensboro) is a double bass instructor at Valdosta State University in Georgia. He was a Fulbright Fellow in 1992 and has contributed articles to The Strad and other publications.