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BOTTESINI COLLECTION (The), Vol. 1

Composer(s):Bottesini, Giovanni
Artist(s)
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.570397
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Giovanni Bottesini was not only among the most famous double bass virtuosos of his time, but he was also a distinguished conductor and composer. Known to some as the Paganini of the double bass, he significantly extended the technical possibilities of the instrument. The Gran Concerto in F sharp minor is arguably Bottesini’s most accomplished and involved composition for the double bass in which the instrument’s resources are fully exploited with virtuoso passages and adventurous modulations. The popular Gran Duo Concertante, originally scored for two double basses, was reworked by Paganini’s only disciple, Camillo Sivori, who rewrote and greatly expanded one of the double bass parts for the violin.


   




Review By David Denton,Naxos,April 2008

There should be a law to protect musicians from the cruelty perpetrated by such composers as Giovanni Bottesini

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