Small_nws_excemption3 Mahler: Symphony No. 1, 3rd mvt.

Orchestral Excerpts | Harold Robinson, Double Bass
Bt_movie_not_in_use Does your score have commas marked? How to play them without interruptions 00h:00m:36s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Use of vibrato - start with less intensity and build it up 00h:01m:54s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Start upbow or downbow? 00h:03m:01s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Fingerings 00h:03m:42s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Harmonic G 00h:04m:38s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Finding the high A 00h:06m:56s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Practicing the solo without vibrato to discover other ways of defining the phrase shapes 00h:09m:13s

Harold Robinson, Principal Bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra, works with Noah Reitman on the bass solo from the beginning of the 3rd movement of Mahler's First Symphony.

Gustav Mahler


Double Bass

Recorded Date: 03-09-2013


Harold Robinson
Double Bass

Harold Robinson joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal bass in September 1995. He previously served as principal bass with the National Symphony from 1985 to 1995, and he also served as assistant principal bass of the Houston Symphony Orchestra (1977-85) and principal bass of the New Mexico Symphony (1975-77, then known as the Albuquerque Symphony).

A prizewinner at the 1982 Isle of Man Solo Competition, Mr. Robinson has performed concertos with the Houston Symphony and Houston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, the American Chamber Orchestra, and the Greenville (SC) Orchestra.

A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Robinson studied at Northwestern University and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. He is currently the bass instructor at the Curtis Institute of Music and has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States, Korea, Japan, and Europe.