Volume 1, July 2003
Perfecting the Storm: The Rise of the Double Bass in France, 1701-1815

by Michael D. Greenberg

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Michael D. Greenberg is a freelance double bassist in Paris, France, where he performs regularly with the period-instrument ensembles Les Arts Florissants and La Grande Ecurie & La Chambre du Roy and where he is also currently completing a Ph.D. dissertation on the double bass at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). For his article "The Double Bass Class at the Paris Conservatory, 1826-1832," Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 26 (2000), Greenberg received the Frances Densmore Prize, an award conferred in alternate years for the most distinguished article-length work in English which best furthers the Society's goal "to promote study of the history, design, and use of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods.