After 25 years of research and focused thinking, a definitive
picture of the general history of the double bass has emerged. The most thorough
study of double bass history to date, A New History of the Double Bass presents
my new findings in a well-organised, highly readable fashion. Posing a significant
challenge to inherited ideas, this beautiful, copiously illustrated volume opens
a new era of double bass knowledge.
Award from the International Society of Bassists
"Every two years, the International Society of Bassists presents
Special Recognition Awards in a number of categories. (...) We recognize those who
have contributed their extraordinary skills and knowledge to projects and other
positive works that further our Society's ideals.
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A New History of the Double Bass has been cited in The
Infography as one of the six superlative sources of information about the
subject of "Double Bass -- Classical."
Comments & Reviews
"Your fabulous book arrived today ! Thank you very very much for this superb product of your hard work and great intelligence. I congratulate you on a job extremely well done. Please accept a token of my respect and admiration of your brilliant work."
"A substantial volume which must take its place as one of the most important and comprehensive works on the subject... a must for the library of every serious bassist."
"What I like best about your book is that you have set out the history as is relates to efforts towards obtaining the contra 'C'. This really makes sense to me."
"There is regrettably a scarcity of scholarly books concerning the double bass, so when a new volume appears, it deserves the careful attention of bassists everywhere. Happily, Paul Brun does not disappoint with his latest updated tome, A New History of the Double Bass. (...) This book is a must for bassists. While many of his views will continue to be debated for years to come, it is heartening to see these issues addressed in a serious and scholarly manner. "
"An important new volume, one that deserves a place in every bassist's library."
"The text and bibliography of Brun's most recent essay attest to his extensive and thorough scholarship in preparing this work.(...) The most interesting part of this book are the biographical entries, especially those on Giovanni Bottesini and Domenico Dragonetti - these two accounts are the most extensive and detailed I have ever encountered on the famous masters."
"I've just finally received a copy of your book - and I absolutely love it! I wish I'd known about it earlier! I don't know how many times people have emailed, asked, written or telephoned me with a question about the origins of the bass. What an essential resource for every bassist to have - TRULY."