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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
Album Price
USD 6.99

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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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Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
BOTTESINI: Music for Double Bass and Piano, Vol. 2 1:08:52   
  3 Grand Duos: Duo No. 3              
      I. Andantino 4:05    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Presto 7:53    1.59   Add to cart  
  Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor              
      I. Moderato 5:28    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Andante 4:39    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Finale: Allegro 4:15    0.99   Add to cart  
  Adagio melancolico ed appassionato, "Elegie par Ernst 6:35    1.59   Add to cart  
  Duet for Clarinet and Double Bass 9:43    1.59   Add to cart  
  Fantasia on Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda 11:00    2.39   Add to cart  
  Une bouche aimee 5:14    1.59   Add to cart  
  Tutto che il mondo serra (trans. of Etude No. 19 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 7 by Chopin) 4:47    0.99   Add to cart  
  Bach - Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String" 5:13    1.59   Add to cart  
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