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BOTTESINI: Music for Double Bass and Piano, Vol. 2

Giovanni Bottesini enjoyed a globe-trotting career as “the Paganini of the double bass”. He was also a successful conductor and a composer, although only the music he wrote for his own instrument has outlived him. Many of the works on this recording emphasize the essential bel canto quality of Bottesini’s inspiration, most explicitly in the dazzling Bellini Fantasia, but also in the duets with clarinet and soprano which demand virtuosity of both feeling and technique. The Concerto No. 2 is a fully mature work, from the somewhat laconic first movement, through the simply singing second, to the third, driven by a rhythmic figure typical of the polonaise and the Cuban bolero.


Bottesini, Giovanni

  3 Grand Duos: Duo No. 3
1.   I. Andantino 00:04:05
2.   II. Presto 00:07:53
  Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B Minor
3.   I. Moderato 00:05:28
4.   II. Andante 00:04:39
5.   III. Finale: Allegro 00:04:15
  Adagio melancolico ed appassionato, "Elegie par Ernst
6.   Adagio melancolico ed appassionato, "Elegie par Ernst 00:06:35
  Duet for Clarinet and Double Bass
7.   Duet for Clarinet and Double Bass 00:09:43
  Fantasia on Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda
8.   Fantasia on Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda 00:11:00
  Une bouche aimee
9.   Une bouche aimee 00:05:14
  Tutto che il mondo serra (trans. of Etude No. 19 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 7 by Chopin)
10.   Tutto che il mondo serra (trans. of Etude No. 19 in C - Sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 7 by Chopin) 00:04:47
  Bach - Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String"
11.   Bach - Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String" 00:05:13

Total Playing Time: 01:08:52






Composer(s):
Bottesini, Giovanni

Artist(s):
Burashko, Andrew; Campbell, James; Quarrington, Joel; Robinson, Harold; Whicher, Monica

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.557042

Barcode: 0747313204229

Physical Release: 03/2008

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