WorldCat Identities

Proto, Frank

Overview
Works: 245 works in 494 publications in 1 language and 2,327 library holdings
Genres: Chamber music  Parts (Music)  Scores  Television music  Arrangements (Music)  Manuscripts  Art music  Preludes (Music)  Dance music  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Arranger, Editor, Performer, Composer, Other, Adapter, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M287, 785.7192
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frank Proto
Star tracks by Erich Kunzel( Recording )

4 editions published in 1984 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata 1963 : for double bass and piano by Frank Proto( )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family album : double bass solos by Teppo Hauta-aho( )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quintet for piano and strings by Frank Proto( )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Carmen fantasy : for double bass and piano by Frank Proto( )

10 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duets for double basses by Frank Proto( )

4 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quartet for basses : 1964 by Frank Proto( )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Desdemona : for double bass and stereo tape by Frank Proto( )

4 editions published in 1987 and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caprice : for solo double bass by Frank Proto( )

5 editions published in 1981 and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto : for double bass and orchestra by Frank Proto( )

2 editions published between 1977 and 2000 and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solo quartet no. 1, for solo double bass, violin, viola, and cello by Franz Anton Hoffmeister( )

3 editions published in 1982 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegy in D major, for double bass and piano by Giovanni Bottesini( )

3 editions published in 1979 and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen! by François Rabbath( Recording )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1992 and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three duets for clarinet and bassoon by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

2 editions published in 1978 and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata in G major op. 17 : for double bass and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

7 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duet, "With two eyeglasses obligato" : for viola and cello, WoO 32 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

3 editions published in 1979 and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Instrumentalmusik. 7. Streichduo
Passacaglia : for violin and cello by Johan Halvorsen( )

2 editions published in 1980 and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Passacaglia with its dual attribution to Handel and Halvorsen is a famous virtuoso piece for violin and cello (or violin and viola) published by Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen in 1894 and based on the finale movement from the harpsichord suite in G minor (HWV 432) published by German composer Georg Frideric Handel 1720. Handel composed numerous harpsichord suites comprising dance movements, sometimes concluding with the traditional Baroque passacaglia, a term originally designating a Spanish "street dance" though the earliest extant examples are Italian. The essential feature of the passacaglia is short, resolved chord progression repeated over and over as a continuous harmonic bedrock for a series of improvisations or inventive variations. Numerous Baroque composers wrote such variation movements for harpsichord, organ, violin or ensemble using the nearly interchangeable terms passacaglia or chaconne with several celebrated examples from French and German composers especially J. S. Bach. Halvorsen was a celebrated violinist, conductor and composer who is remembered today primarily for his brilliant "extrapolation" of Handel's passacaglia for daring ensemble of two stringed instruments. The "theme" is a brief four-measure sequence of eight chords with a characteristic dotted rhythm generating a series of thrilling variations in a tour de force of musical invention. The spare resources of violin and cello require numerous double and triple stops, multi-note chords on each instrument to create a full four-part harmony. Some of the variations take an alternative approach using swift melody lines that create a linear harmonic effect over time. The result is scintillating dialog for two master players frequently expanding to four and five simultaneous parts. - Kai Christiansen on earsense.org
Two sonatas, op. 8, for violin or viola and double bass by Joseph Haydn( )

5 editions published in 1979 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duet for violin and double bass by Frank Proto( )

2 editions published in 1974 and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trio for violin, viola, and double bass by Frank Proto( )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Frank Proto American musician

Frank Proto Amerikaans componist

Proto, F. 1941-

Languages
English (16)