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Sonata No.2 in the Viennese Style
Sonata No.2 in the Viennese Style was written for double bass (F A D G tuning) and viola. The piece is in three extended movements: Allegro Moderato (classical sonata form), Adagio and Polonaise, and echoes the music of classical bassist-composers such as J.M. Sperger, Domenico Dragonetti, F.A. Hoffmeister and others. Adjusting it to the standard modern tuning and allowing the double bassist to show the possibilities of tuning in fourths and the only innovation here is a major third between the 3rd and the 4th strings which helps to create more "Viennese" chords.
Michal Bylina was born in 1993 in Krakow, Poland. He began studying the double bass at the age of 13 with Prof. Witold Stryszowski and in 2011 became Principal Bass in Krakowska Orkiestrata Kameralna, touring in the same year with the orchestra to Brittany. He has been Principal Bass in the Deutsche-Polnische Orchester Akademie and became a member of the International Lutoslawski Youth Orchestra. In 2015 Michal was awarded a Distinction in the first Bonawntura Nancka Double Bass Competition in Bielsko-Biala, and has taken classes with many leading double bassists.
Michal has composed a number of works for double bass including a Waltz (3Db), Suite in the Olden Style (3Db) and cadenzas for a number of Classical concertos, alongside creating many arrangements and new editions.