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Giovanni Bottesini enjoyed a globe-trotting career as “the Paganini of the double bass” but was also an accomplished and respected conductor in Europe. When conducting operas Bottesini would often perform fantasies on the evening’s entertainment during the intermission. Two such fantasies, ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ and ‘Beatrice di Tenda’, are virtuosic tours de force in which the complex double bass figurations mimic the coloratura vocal writing of the day. In keeping with this vocal style, this recording also includes the song Une bouche aimée with double bass obbligato, most likely performed on one of Bottesini’s frequent concert tours with various leading sopranos of the day.

Bottesini, Giovanni

  Fantasia on Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
1.   Fantasia on Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor 00:10:52
  Elegy No. 2 in E Minor, "Romanza drammatica"
2.   Elegy No. 2 in E Minor, "Romanza drammatica" 00:08:25
3.   Bolero 00:08:50
  Une bouche aimee
4.   Une bouche aimee 00:05:12
  Capriccio bravura
5.   Capriccio bravura 00:09:14
  Elegy No. 1 in D Major
6.   Elegy No. 1 in D Major 00:05:24
  Fantasia on Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda
7.   Fantasia on Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda 00:11:47
  Grande allegro di concerto, "alla Mendelssohn"
8.   Grande allegro di concerto, "alla Mendelssohn" 00:12:11

Total Playing Time: 01:11:55

Bottesini, Giovanni

Fugelle, Jacquelyn; Halstead, Anthony; Martin, Thomas

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570399

Barcode: 0747313039975

Physical Release: 10/2008

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