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Beyond the Classroom - Robert Black

05/08/2014 12:00 pm
05/08/2014 8:00 pm

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Join Beyond the Classroom host, David Schonfeld, on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m (repeated at 7:30 p.m.).

In Program #35, David talks to Robert Black.

Robert Black is Professor of Double Bass in the Hartt School at the University of Hartford.

In this interview, Robert talks about his teaching responsibilities and the bass program at Hartt; his peripatetic schedule; his musical education (including his study at Hartt) and his evolution from band to classical to primarily contemporary; the role of the bass historically; great virtuosi on the instrument; its adaptibility to contemporary music; new techniques on the instrument; lack of standardization in instrument dimensions; the evolution of fingering and bowing technique; "French" vs. "German" bows; selecting the right instrument; how to approach to new music, as listener and performer; experiencing the new in order to grow.

Program Details
Originally recorded First broadcast Length
11/22/2013 5/8/2014 29:50
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