Bass player François Rabbath, born in 1931 in Aleppo, is a real character in the world of music. He settled in Paris in 1955, where he played with the stars (Barbara, Aznavour…) while continuing as a classical instrumentalist. Throughout the four preceding volumes, Rabbath’s Nouvelle technique de la contrebasse, presented in a four-language version (French,English, German and Spanish), endeavours to free the pupil from the shackles of traditional teaching.
Always guided by the same conviction - that there is no need to torture one’s body to become an instrumentalist - Rabbath rounds off his educational epic with this fifth book,which will offer great musical pleasure to the trainee bass player, who can take pride in having overcome the technical difficulties covered in the first four books. This collection includes real concert pieces - works of great charm, such as the nostalgic Cri de Venise for double bass and piano and the Troisième Concerto with its enveloping lyricism, as well as short pieces such as Souviens-tu des douze peupliers and the irresistible Mama Bahija for bass, drum and organ.