I had the opportunity recently to perform my arrangement of the Monti Czardas for double bass and orchestra recently, and I thought that it would make for a cool podcast episode. I though that Andy Anderson would make for a spectacular soloist, so this recording features me conducting and Andy playing bass with my orchestra. Andy is a member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago bass section and teaches bass at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and he has been featured on the podcast several times in the past.
We cover some of the details behind this arrangement, including some rehearsal recordings that Andy sent me to play for my group, and I couldn’t resist adding a little bonus audio at the end of the episode featuring a well-known piece for orchestra. Enjoy!