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Giovanni Bottesini, Andrew Litton, English Chamber Orchestra – Bottesini: Vol. 1 – Gran Duo Concertante and Other Works – Music.

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English Chamber Orchestra Orchestra: See offer for details. Some of the tricks and quirks and technical properties would hold some interest for double bass players or specialists, I imagine, but that’s about it. Maybe those who put higher value on Bottesini may direct me to something of his that is more worthwhile?

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Harsh words, and I admit that not everyone seems to agree, given that ASV’s series ran to four volumes and that this disc has later been reissued by Naxos. English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Get to Know Us. This CD and concertantte Furtok’s are great performances of this fantastic concerto. This article does not cite any sources.

Nice little piece-very well played here from both soloists. AmazonGlobal Botresini Orders Internationally. Retrieved from ” https: Please try again later. Have one to sell? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Bottesini also wrote another concerto for two double basses entitled “Gran Duo Passione Amorosa” in a more traditional, three-movement format.

Terms and conditions apply. The Andante sostenuto is a predictable but effective enough interlude.

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It is not helped by Thomas Martin’s playing which is, though technically impressive, a little too weak-toned and with too little virtuoso swagger about it. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser. This is one of only 2 recordings that I can recommend. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Much better than the other Bottesini works. Louder bass is always a concern of mine on these Martin recordings.

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This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat I mention this because this disc makes it abundantly clear that Bottesini’s music would hardly have survived at all were it not for the scarcity of romantic double bass music in general.

While double concertos were generally composed for different instruments, Bottesini did not seem to consider the concertannte practicality of a piece that requires two very talented double bassists.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Gran Duo Concertante for two double basses and orchestra was composed by the Italian double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini in Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This article about a concerto is a stub. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

While Bottesini sounds like as if he is about to say something at certain points, he never does, and the whole work is a garn anonymous affair. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Audio CD, December 9, “Please retry”. English Choose a language for shopping. The piece was premiered by Bottesini and Luigi Negria former classmate of the composer.


Stay away from Badila’s recording unless all you want to hear is fast playing with no true Bottesini interpretation. Giovanni Bottesini has retained a toehold in the repertoire for his virtuoso music for double-bass, whereas his other music operas etc has virtually disappeared.

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Gran Duo Concertante

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Sivori’s version is that most commonly heard today, although his contribution is rarely acknowledged and even most bassists are unaware of the vran original instrumentation.

The Btotesini Concerto, on the other grran, brushes up against some higher levels of invention at times; the work is slightly more musically complex than its partners on the disc, but is still generally direct and simple, accessible and tuneful.

Articles lacking sources from December All articles lacking sources All stub articles. The Gran Duo Concertante is a single, sprawling movement and usually lasts around 15 minutes if played up to tempobut this estimate can vary greatly due to the artists’ interpretation of the music.

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