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

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See offer for details. Bottesini also wrote another concerto for two double basses entitled “Gran Duo Passione Amorosa” in a more traditional, three-movement format.

Views Read Edit View history. In my opinion, one of the best bass concertos of all.

Louder bass is always a concern of mine on these Martin recordings. Retrieved from ” https: Andante Sostenuto For Strings.

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.

Nice little piece-very well played here from both soloists. The piece was premiered by Bottesini and Luigi Negria former classmate botetsini the composer. Harsh words, and I admit that not everyone seems foncertante agree, given that ASV’s series ran to four volumes and that this disc has later been reissued by Naxos.

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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English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: This article about a concerto is a stub. 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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Maybe those who put higher value on Bottesini may direct me to something of his that is more worthwhile? Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Much better than the other Bottesini works. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Gran Duo Concertante (Bottesini, Giovanni)

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Terms and conditions apply. While double concertos were generally composed for different instruments, Bottesini did not seem to consider the questionable practicality of a piece that requires two very talented double bassists.

While Ggan sounds like as dui he is about to say something at certain points, he never does, and the whole work is a pretty anonymous affair. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Maybe my negative opinion partially due to my relatively firm conviction that the double bass, as the bassoon, trumpet and tuba, doesn’t lend itself very well to a solo role even if creates wonderful textures in ensemble or orchestral music; but then again that conviction would have been reached exactly on the evidence of discs or works like this one.


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. Audio CD, December 9, “Please retry”. Have one to sell? The Gran Duo Concertante for two double basses and orchestra was composed by the Italian double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini in Furtok is the botesini.

Sivori’s version is that most commonly heard today, although his contribution is rarely acknowledged and even most bassists are unaware of the piece’s original instrumentation. Overall, then, even though performances are certainly more than adequate despite some minor nitpicks mentioned above dko, I cannot recommend this disc to anyone but ardent specialists. As to vottesini, there is definitely something of the opera of the time about Bottesini’s music.

December Learn how and when to remove this template message. It is very rare to hear the f minor concerto at all.