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Canto Interno

Luis Cabrera

Classical - Released June 18, 2021 | TRPTK

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Peter Maxwell Davies : Strathclyde Concertos 7 & 8

Duncan McTier

Classical - Released January 1, 1994 | Naxos

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Suites pour violoncelle seul à la contrebasse

François Rabbath

Classical - Released November 12, 2012 | Solstice

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Raretés pour contrebasse

Gerhard Dzwiza

Concertos - Released January 1, 2007 | Christophorus

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Fantaise "La Sonnambula"

Thomas Martin

Chamber Music - Released February 12, 2009 | Naxos

The music of Giovanni Bottesini, the "Paganini of the double bass," has been subjected to a multi-disc examination by the indefatigable Naxos label. Players of the instrument may well want the entire series, but the present release may make a good choice for the general listener who wants just one. Its advantage is the variety of material, nicely arranged so as to be evocative of a concert spectacle of Bottesini's time. A nineteenth century concert would often include vocal as well as instrumental elements, and this disc includes some of Bottesini's songs. Ci divide l'ocean (track 9) is an attractive item still well known in Italy, and the presence of the songs serves to point up the vocal quality of Bottesini's melodic lines, nicely set off against passages in which the instrument is growling or whistling at its registral extremes. The double bass pieces themselves are a varied group, with the bow-shredding virtuosity reserved for last in the Introduzione et Variazioni sul "Carnaval de Venise." Bach's Air on a G string is here, rechristened a Meditazione, and there's a nifty evocation of Chopin, an operatic potpourri, variations, and several flat-out gorgeous tunes. Bassist Thomas Martin is equal to the challenges Bottesini throws at him, and the studio sound is above average. Booklet notes are in English only; song texts are given in Italian and English. © TiVo
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BOTTESINI COLLECTION (The), Vol. 3

Thomas Martin

Classical - Released October 1, 1988 | Naxos

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BOTTESINI COLLECTION (The), Vol. 1

Jose Luis Garcia

Classical - Released December 9, 1999 | Naxos

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Musique pour contrebasse & piano (Volume n° 2)

Joël Quarrington

Chamber Music - Released March 25, 2008 | Naxos

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After a hiatus of more than 10 years since the release of Vol. 1 of bassist Joel Quarrington's performance of Bottesini's music for double bass and piano, the anticipation for the release of Vol. 2 was high for fans of the double bass. As in Vol. 1, this installment offers listeners some of Bottesini's more frequently performed works -- such as the Third Gran Duetto, the Second Concerto (heard here in its version for bass and piano), and the Duetto for Clarinet and Bass -- as well as some less familiar compositions. Quarrington's performance throughout combines the best aspects of rhythmically solid, well-in-tune orchestral playing with beautiful, singing solo playing in the highest registers of the instrument. Despite the best efforts of pianist Andrew Burashko, the piano's sound throughout this album is somewhat clumsy and intrusive, particularly in the works most listeners might be accustomed to hearing with orchestra. As such, the collaborations that minimize the piano's role are the most successful. The colors and textures created by Quarrington and clarinetist James Campbell are entirely satisfying, and the usually clear and energetic duo performance featuring bassist Harold Hall Robinson proves that under the right circumstances, two basses playing together needn't be muddy. The most gratifying and surprising combination of sounds, though, comes from the addition of soprano Monica Whicher, whose vocal quality brilliantly complements the dark, rich sounds of the double bass. © TiVo
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Musique pour contrebasse & piano (Volume n° 1)

Andrew Burashko

Chamber Music - Released November 6, 1997 | Naxos

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Bottesini, Alt, Prokofiev, Joplin...

Quatuor de contrebasses de Bruxelles

Chamber Music - Released January 1, 1991 | Pavane Records