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There have been only five notable solo double-bass virtuosos in the past two-and-a-half centuries -- remarkable for an instrument developed before 1600 and refined ever since. Gary Karr is the most recent and widely famous of these rare players, virtually the Yo-Yo Ma of the cello's big brother. Domenico Dragonetti (1776-1846) came first, playing an instrument built by Amati in 1611. Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889) followed, after him Franz Simandl (1841-1912), and then Sergey Ko... Read more

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