Difficulty: Virtuoso

The arpeggione was a bowed guitar-like instrument which was invented in 1823 and enjoyed a very brief period of popularity in Vienna before fading into obscurity. Very few works were written for it, but Franz Schubert’s sonata for the instrument has become a favourite amongst string players. The work was written at a dark time in the composer’s life, and the work contains the full spectrum of human experience, from unbounded joy to deep sorrow. This new transcription of the work by Dominik Wagner adapts the sonata beautifully for double bass, and in creating this edition we went back to the original manuscript to correct issues which have crept in over the years.



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