About the Concert
It doesn't get any lower than that. The double bass is usually somewhat overshadowed by its string instrument colleagues and often forms the tonal foundation of classical music. Not, however, when it is allowed to play solo. This is the case in Vanhal's Double Bass Concerto, which is one of the showpieces of every bassist and shows that there is much more to this large instrument than "just" low notes. The very high notes, on the other hand, are the ptask of the flute and have been the occasion for many composers to write concertos especially for this delicate instrument. Whether the Concerto in D major was actually written by Joseph Haydn is not entirely certain - what is certain, however, is that with its grace and melodious beauty it is one of the works of its kind particularly worth hearing. Finally, Mozart's Divertimenti KV 136 and 137 congenially unite the supporting instruments of the classical period in an overall chamber music sound.