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Uxia Martinez Botana: Persichetti’s Parable XVII for Double Bass

Twentieth century American composer and music educator Vincent Persichetti is well known for his collection of works entitled Parables, a series of works for unaccompanied instruments which he wrote between 1965 and 1987. “Parable XVII” (our favorite) was written for solo double bass.

Here’s a clip of Uxia Martinez Botana performing the piece in recital. The amount of control she shows over her instrument is astonishing while the emotion she pours into it is breathtaking, and for that we say bravo!