Bumblebees are aeronautically impossible. But they fly anyway. And Bach can be played on the double bass, as the great Joel Quarrington illustrates in a new video made just weeks ago. Joel plays a 1630 Giovanni Paolo Maggini double bass, an instrument normally tuned in fourths. He follows the unusual practice of tuning in fifths, like a cello, but an octave lower. Marvel. And marvelous.
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