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Known to his contemporaries as the Paganini of the double bass, Giovanni Bottesini significantly extended the technical possibilities of the instrument both as a composer and virtuoso soloist. After the Prelude to Ero e Leandro, Bottesini's greatest operatic masterpiece, this disc continues with the most popular of his compositions for the instrument among bassists today, the Concertino in C minor. In this work virtuosity is always at the service of musical ends. The rarely performed Duo Concertante for Cello and Double Bass on Themes from Bellini’s I Puritani makes considerable technical demands of the soloists.

Bottesini, Giovanni

  Ero e Leandro: Prelude
1.   Ero e Leandro: Prelude 00:04:45
  Double Bass Concertino in C Minor (version of Double Bass Concerto No. 2 for double bass and strings)
2.   I. Moderato 00:05:33
3.   II. Andante 00:06:29
4.   III. Finale: Allegro 00:04:29
  Il diavolo della notte: Sinfonia
5.   Il diavolo della notte: Sinfonia 00:04:38

Bottesini, Giovanni
Veneri, Giovanni, arranger(s)

  Passione amorose (orch. G. Veneri)
6.   I. Allegro deciso 00:04:44
7.   II. Andante 00:04:22
8.   III. Allegretto 00:02:07

Bottesini, Giovanni

  Elegy No. 1 in D Major (arr. for double bass and orchestra)
9.   Elegy No. 1 in D Major (arr. for double bass and orchestra) 00:05:28
  Ali Baba: Overture
10.   Ali Baba: Overture 00:05:28
  Duo concertant on themes from Bellini's I Puritani
11.   Duo concertant on themes from Bellini's I Puritani 00:13:31

Total Playing Time: 01:01:34

Bottesini, Giovanni

Veneri, Giovanni

Gibson, Matthew; Petracchi, Francesco

London Symphony Orchestra

Martin, Thomas; Petracchi, Francesco; Welsh, Moray

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570398

Barcode: 0747313039876

Physical Release: 08/2008

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