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The Paganini of the Double Bass: Bottesini in Britain by Chris West
Paperback, 285 pp.
Chris West, professor of double bass at Trinity Laban in Conservatoire in London, has written a definitive biography of Giovanni Bottesini, one of the most extraordinary musicians the world has even known. Chris has sources almost 10,000 references, from 19th century newspapers and letters from Bottesini to tell the story of the virtuoso performer and prolific composer in this, the bicentennial year of Bottesini’s birth, December 24, 2021 – December 23, 2022.