A Carmen Fantasy
for double bass and Orchestra

for double bass and Orchestra

Concerto No. 2
for double bass and Orchestra

François Rabbath
Works for Double Bass and Orchestra by Frank Proto

Red Mark CD 9204
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This compact disc brings together two musicians whose talents complement one another beautifully. Frank Proto (born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an extraordinary self-taught composer, double bass player and improviser; François Rabbath (born in Aleppo, Syria) is an incredible self-taught double bass virtuoso who also composes and improvises. Proto wrote the three works recorded here for Rabbath, who played their world premieres. The Orchestras are conducted by David Stahl, Music Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.