ON THIS DAY | Italian Composer & Double Bassist Giovanni Bottesini Was Born in 1821

Dying in 1889, he was widely acclaimed, with his virtuosic double bass skill paralleled with that of Paganini on the violin

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Giovanni Bottesini

Italian romantic composer, conductor and double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini was born on this day in 1821.

His major contributions to the bass repertoire include two double bass concerti - plus the 'Gran Duo Concertante' for two double basses and orchestra.

 

MICHAEL KARG | BOTTESINI DOUBLE BASS CONCERTO NO. 2 | ARD INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE BASS COMPETITION | 2016

 

Bottesini Concertos for Double Bass & Orchestra |CD|

Boguslaw Furtok, Double Bass

Johannes Stäle, Double Bass

Stephan Tetzlaff, Conductor

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra