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BOTTESINI, G.: Messa da Requiem (Matheu, Coma-Alabert, Prunell-Friend, Martinez-Castignani, Joyful Company of Singers, London Philharmonic, T. Martin)

Composer(s):Bottesini, Giovanni
Artist(s)
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.572994
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Renowned worldwide in his lifetime and remembered today as a double bass virtuoso, Giovanni Bottesini excelled in every branch of musicianship, but his operas and sacred works were overshadowed by those of Verdi and have fallen into neglect. Composed in response to the death of his brother Luigi, Bottesini’s large scale Requiem combines ecclesiastical counterpoint with formal innovation and the expressive lyricism and dramatic orchestration of operatic models.


   




Review By Salustio Alvarado,Ritmo,July 2013

Ya desde el mismo momento de su estreno, la Misa de Requiem de Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889), compuesta con motivo del fallecimiento de su hermano Luigi, fue víctima de la comparación con la obra homóloga de Verdi, presentada tres años antes, comparación totalmente absurda, dado que la misa de difuntos del “Paganini del contrabajo”, aunque en ella pueda rastrearse algún que otro giro un tanto operístico, es una obra plenamente litúrgica, sólidamente anclada en tradición de lamúsica de iglesia y en la que son claramente perceptibles los ecos de Mozart, Cherubini, Mayr, etc., sin que esto sea óbice, sino todo lo contrario, para que se trate de una obra demuy lozana y feliz

Al también contrabajista Thomas Martin, quien ya había sido apóstol de Bottesini con una magna integral (o casi) de su obra de cámara para contrabajo, reeditada también por Naxos, nos lo encontramos ahora en su faceta de director de orquesta, al frente de la Filarmónica de Londres, el coro Joyful Company of Singers y un cuarteto de solistas integrado por cantantes españoles, para ofrecernos esta más que destacada primicia mundial, que por su interés intrínseco y por la calidad de su interpretación no debería pasar desapercibida. © Ritmo

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Review By Jean-Noël Coucoureux,Classica,


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