Virtuoso level takes players into the stratosphere, from conservatoire standard and up. Here we encounter some of the most famous pieces in the double bass repertoire, and many adaptations of cello, viola, and violin works. Expect extensive use of thumb position, a huge palette of articulations, and a wide range of expressivity.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Béla Bartók

Ludwig van Beethoven

Giovanni Bottesini

Lili Boulanger

Johannes Brahms

Antonio Capuzzi

Paul Dean

Alfred Desenclos

Carl Ditters von Dittersorf

Domenico Dragonetti

Richard Dubugnon

Gabriel Fauré

Mikhail Glinka

Charles Gounod

Teppo Hauta-Aho

Joseph Haydn

Serge Koussevitzky

Serge Lancen

Jules Massenet

Rodrigo Mata

Adolf Mišek

Niccolò Paganini

Astor Piazzolla

Ciprian Porumbescu

Maurice Ravel

Camille Saint-Saëns

Franz Schubert

Victor Serventi

Allan Stephenson

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Jan Křtitel Vaňhal

Henri Vieuxtemps

Wolfram Wagner

Nicholas Walker

Joseph Warner