Two Mozart violin sonatas transcribed for the double bass
Hildreth, Thomas Patrick
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The purpose of this project is to add two Mozart violin sonatas, K. 301 and K. 305, to the available solo repertoire for the double bass. Performance editions of the works with piano accompaniments in keys for the double bass in both orchestra and solo tunings will be a pedagogical resource as well as an additional source of material for well-rounded recital programs. The document begins with a justification for the project, including an overview of the available solo repertoire for the double bass. The historical background of Mozart's early works for keyboard and violin, including K. 301 and K. 305, provides an understanding of why these two pieces were chosen for the project. Detailed explanations of all changes made from the original pieces during the transcription process allow for informed decisions with regard to performance and pedagogical options.