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!

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  1. Alexander Freeman

    she is great and not breaking her neck either I need practice from her…

  2. Neil Bertrand

    Incredible tone and feel. Her control is amazing, her playing looks effortless.

  3. Matty Bryson

    Solid. Bravo!

  4. Bruno Migliari

    Beautiful sound, astonishing expressiveness. And, on top of all that, she’s a beauty too!

  5. mmm…I love the way the sound affects the movement of her body.

    • Marty there is another song you should check out called Kadenza by Teppo Hauto-Aho. It’s similar to the Parable in its mood and style but utilizes different techniques and evokes a different sort of feeling.