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

Composer(s)Bottesini, Giovanni
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicConcertosInstrumentalVocal
Catalogue 8.557042
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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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.

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BOTTESINI: Music for Double Bass and Piano, Vol. 2 1:08:52   
  3 Grand Duos: Duo No. 3          
      I. Andantino 4:05       
      II. Presto 7:53       
  Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor          
      I. Moderato 5:28       
      II. Andante 4:39       
      III. Finale: Allegro 4:15       
  Adagio melancolico ed appassionato, "Elegie par Ernst 6:35       
  Duet for Clarinet and Double Bass 9:43       
  Fantasia on Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda 11:00       
  Une bouche aimee 5:14       
  Tutto che il mondo serra (trans. of Etude No. 19 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 7 by Chopin) 4:47       
  Bach - Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String" 5:13       
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