Franz Anton Hoffmeister wrote four String Quartets for Solo Double Bass, Violin, Viola, and Cello in D Major. Frank Proto has written a Trio for Violin, Viola and Double Bass , 2 Duos for Violin and Double Bass (1967 and 2005), and The Games of October for Oboe/English Horn and Double Bass . There is a small physique of works written for piano quintet with the instrumentation of piano, violin, viola, cello, and double bass. The most well-known is Franz Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A main, known as “The Trout Quintet” for its set of variations in the fourth movement of Schubert’s Die Forelle. Later composers who wrote chamber works for this quintet embody Ralph Vaughan Williams, Colin Matthews, Jon Deak, Frank Proto, and John Woolrich.
Slightly larger sextets written for piano, string quartet, and double bass have been written by Felix Mendelssohn, Mikhail Glinka, Richard Wernick, and … Read More