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Double bass

Carlos Navarro

In the orchestra since 2017

AFTER ALMOST EVERY REHEARSAL, EVEN WHEN IT HAS BEEN EXHAUSTING, YOU STAY ON AND PRACTICE SOME MORE. ARE YOU A PERFECTIONIST?
I’m not sure why I do it, I just need it. First, I’m used to practicing a lot and moreover, you’re right, I always want to get better. I always aim for perfection although I know that perfection is elusive.
HOW MANY HOURS A DAY DO YOU PRACTICE?
If I have no rehearsal or concert, I try to practice for five hours a day, sometimes I manage to do eight. It can be hard, but it is necessary. And when we rehearse, I try to practice for at least three hours on top of it.
IS THAT WHY YOU ALWAYS BRING YOUR BASS WITH YOU?
Yes, first of all this is for practicing. At the same time, I am simply used to my instrument. Violinists don’t play a different instrument on every new stage and I don’t want to do it either.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? DO YOU HAVE ANY?
Frankly, there is not much spare time, but when I do have some, I hang out with my friends. I am hardly ever at home.
WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE DAY OF A CONCERT?
I try to rehearse, to look at the score again. I do not have any particular habits in this respect. Although lately I have taken to wearing socks of different colour for concerts, just for fun.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Mostly girls, of course, love is a source of inspiration. Some people are inspired by books, some by films. This is good for personal growth, but I am most inspired by things that happen in my own life.

musicAeterna orchestra events

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Gabriel Fauré
Pavane, Op. 50 for Orchestra and Choir (1887-1888)

Jean Sibelius
Symphonic suite “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Op.46 (1905)

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, op. 48

The musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir conducted by Teodor Currentzis
Soprano — Fanie Antonelou (Greece)
Baritone — Thomas Mole (Great Britain)

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Gabriel Fauré
Pavane, Op. 50 for Orchestra and Choir (1887-1888)

Jean Sibelius
Symphonic suite “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Op.46 (1905)

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, op. 48

The musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir conducted by Teodor Currentzis
Soprano — Fanie Antonelou (Greece)
Baritone — Thomas Mole (Great Britain)

Video artwork — Mat Collishaw

 

 

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Gabriel Fauré
Pavane, Op. 50 for Orchestra and Choir (1887-1888)

Jean Sibelius
Symphonic suite “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Op.46 (1905)

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, op. 48

The musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir conducted by Teodor Currentzis
Soprano — Fanie Antonelou (Greece)
Baritone — Thomas Mole (Great Britain)

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Symphony No 9 in D Minor (1824)

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Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998)
Requiem (1975) for soloists, mixed choir and instrumental ensemble,
Concerto for mixed chorus a capella set to verses by Grigor Narekatsi (1984–1985)

Gregor Mayrhofer (b. 1987)
Recycling Concerto (2021)