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Love for the bass and 'complete respect' for students with François Rabbath and the Kansas City Bass Workshop

Courtesy of the KC Bass Workshop
Johnny Hamil cheers on students at the Kansas City Bass Workshop.

Classical KC speaks with legendary bassist and pedagogue François Rabbath as well as KC Bass Workshop founder Johnny Hamil about the respect they share for each other and their young students. Plus, we'll learn what artists are coming to Kansas City to teach and perform. We'll hear music that features the double bass from Rabbath, Xavier Foley, Marcos Machado and more.


Brooke Knoll


François Rabbath
Johnny Hamil


Western À La Breughel
by François Rabbath
François Rabbath, double bass

by François Rabbath
Performed by Bassinona Amorosa

Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
IV. Sarabande
VI. Gigue
by Johann Sebastian Bach
François Rabbath, double bass

Shelter Island
by Xavier Foley
Randall Goosby, violin
Xavier Foley, double bass

Stretch of Light
by Chen Yeung-ping
Performed by the University of California - San Diego Bass Ensemble
Mark Dresser, Matthew Kline, Kyle Motl, Thomas Babin, Timothy McNally - double bass

A Carmen Fantasy
I. Prelude
II. Aragonaise
by Frank Proto
Marchos Machado, double bass
Ney Fialkow, piano

Nine Variants On Paganini
Variation 8
Variation 9
by Frank Proto, cadenza by François Rabbath
François Rabbath, double bass

You can learn more about François Rabbath, Johnny Hamil and the KC Bass Workshop at kcbassworkshop.com.

Courtesy of the Minnesota Bass Festival
Bassist François Rabbath

Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and on-air host for Classical KC. You can reach her at brooke@classicalkc.org.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.