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Russian Bass Pioneer Rodion Azarkhin

Years ago I became fascinated with the life and work of Russian Double Bassist Rodion Azarkhin.  In 1999 I interviewed him in St. Petersburg, Russia where he gave me a stack of his compositions, arrangements and three boxes of solo recordings. I subsequently wrote several articles and a DMA document on his book Kontrabass, published in the late 1970’s. After he died I wrote new several articles attempting to memorialize his life and his high-level contributions to the double bass.

I just put up an article published by U.K. publication The Double Bassist here on the site. (The publication has since gone defunct and was overtaken by The Strad.) You can read the article, Passion and Survivalhere.

More will come!

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