Thomas Martin: Bottesini Collection 2

Thomas Martin: Bottesini Collection 2
Item# martin-bottesini-collection-2

Product Description

Known to his contemporaries as the Paganini of the double bass, Giovanni Bottesini significantly extended the technical possibilities of the instrument both as a composer and virtuoso soloist. After the Prelude to Ero e Leandro, Bottesini’s greatest operatic masterpiece, this disc continues with the most popular of his compositions for the instrument among bassists today, the Concertino in C minor. In this work virtuosity is always at the service of musical ends. The rarely performed Duo Concertante for Cello and Double Bass on Themes from Bellini’s I Puritani makes considerable technical demands of the soloist.

Track listing:
1.Ero e Leandro - Opera
Concertino in C minor
Il diavolo della notte - Opera
Passioni amorose for two double basses and orchestra
6.I.Allegro deciso
9.Elégia in D
Alě Babŕ - Opera
11.Duo Concertante on Themes from Bellini's I Puritani for cello, double bass and orchestra