Italian Composer & Double Bassist Giovanni Bottesini Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian romantic composer, conductor and double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini was born on this day in 1821 - 196 years ago

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Giovanni Bottesini

Italian romantic composer, conductor and double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini was born on this day in 1821 – 196 years ago.

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

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

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