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Double bassist Luis Cabrera plays the ‘Prelude’ from Bach’s Cello Suite No.1

Double bassist plays Bach’s Suite No.1 for solo cello – and it sounds utterly glorious

Berlusconi talks to Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli in 2009; young Berlusconi sings on a cruise ship in the 1960s

Silvio Berlusconi was a cruise ship singer who used to play the organ and double bass

The setup for the Boston Symphony’s debut (1881) season

This 19th-century American symphony orchestra seating chart is a world away from today’s layout

Double bass suffers irreversible damage following Turkish Airlines flight

Double bassist devastated after airport staff threw his instrument ‘from 4m of height’ into truck

Violin rosin

What the heck is rosin – and why do violinists need it?

Reports claim ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn fled Japan by hiding in a double bass case.

Yamaha warns ‘don’t hide in our musical instrument cases’ after Carlos Ghosn’s shameless escape

Carlos Ghosn accused of fleeing Japan in double bass case

Ex-Nissan boss smuggled out of Japan, ‘hiding in a double bass case’


This portable double bass breaks into separate pieces – so you can travel with it

Star Wars performed by a double bass quartet

A double bass quartet playing the Imperial March from Star Wars is as monumental as you’d expect

Cello hair problems

16 string player confessions that will make you say ‘same’

Margarida Castro was refused entry to a Virgin train with her double bass

Double bass player says Virgin Trains wouldn’t let her on board with her instrument

worst things about playing double bass

The 10 worst things about playing the double bass

string instruments quiz

How well do you know your string instruments?

Tom Walley double bass

This double bass cover of The Shawshank Redemption theme is incredibly chilling

NYOGB Blavatnik Scholars

Meet James, one of the inspirational Blavatnik Scholars of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain