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Francesco Petracchi (b1937)


The numerous works written for or inspired by Franco Petracchi are testimony to his mastery of the double-bass and his passion for realising and furthering its potential as a solo instrument. Born in Tuscany, he studied the bass with Guido Battistelli, as well as composition and conducting with Franco Ferrara, at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome. His premiere of Firmino Sifonia’s Concerto at the 1960 Venice Contemporary Music Festival garnered critical acclaim that hailed him as a new-born star of the bass.

Like other protagonists of the lower stringed instruments Petracchi has become well known in conducting, following some twenty years of orchestral playing. As a teacher he has worked in several European institutions, including the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona which he founded alongside Accardo, Giuranna and Filippini.

Unusually, Petracchi does not make studio recordings – a principle which maybe allows him to remain unstifled by the pursuit of artificial perfection in performance. The works cited here are thus recorded in concert, and show us a pleasingly neat and tidy performer at work.

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