Eugène Bozza: Allegro and Finale, for Double Bass, Tuba, Bass Saxhorn or Bass Trombone and Piano
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To this day, Eugène Bozza (1905-1991) remains one of the most prolific composers for wind instruments, despite being a violinist himself. His Allegro and Finale for bass brass or Double Bass with Piano accompaniment is an exquisite and unique addition to the repertoire.
During his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, Bozza won prizes for Violin, conducting and composition, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He then conducted the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique and became Head of the Conservatoire in Valenciennes, whilst remaining a prominent composer. Composed in 1953, Bozza's Allegro and Finale reflects the composer's success in composing for a variety of instrumentations. As music educationalist, Paul Griffiths has written of Bozza's compositions, "his works reveal melodic fluency, elegance of structure and a consistenly sensitive concern of instrumental capabilities."