Bottesini – Gran Duetto No.2 for Two Double Bass – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Sheet Music – £ – Giovanni Bottesini – Gran Duetto 1 For Double Basses. Giovanni Bottesini, born 22nd December , studied the violin, singing and tympani as a young. When, in , his father entered him for a scholarship at the.

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They deserve to be performed and recorded and, for a teenage composer, they are remarkable works indeed! The finale, a Polacca, is a rousing and lively piece with a rhythmic and driving accompaniment, mostly in double stops, against a fun and jaunty melody. Check copyright status Cite this Title Gran duetto 1: David Heyes [9 June ].

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The slow movement is wonderfully lyrical and expressive, beginning with three-part harmony which sounds almost organ-like. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? With this in mind it is likely that Bottesini’s duets were written as the ultimate challenge for two solo double basses and he followed the bel canto tradition of the time, which he combined botttesini some of the most advanced double bass virtuosity.

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Towards the end of Pietro Bottesini heard that at the Musical Conservatoire of Milan there were two free scholarships open competition, one for the fagotto serpent the other for the double-bass, asked his son which of the two he would prefer to compete for. Our boy decided for the latter – not indeed because the mastodontic proportions of the instrument had any peculiar attractions for him, but for the simple reason that he had already acquired a certain knowledge of the “king of stringed instruments” while under the tuition of his uncle Cogliati.


The title page of the manuscript reads “Three grand Duets for two Double Basses. Giovanni Bottesini was born on 22 December in Crema Lombardy into a musical family and his father, Pietro, a clarinettist and composer, encouraged his musical talent.

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A week before the day fixed for the competition he bottrsini with his father to Milan, and was presented to M. Are these great pieces? Cover Photos photos. Timeline Photos 1 photo. Be the first to add this to a list. However, with two great players, all three duets have botteesini to offer players and audiences alike. Medium [music] Physical Description score 32 p. Possibly the inclusion of the repeats may be pushing it a little, but there is sufficient variety of musical ideas and technical challenges to keep an audience entertained and intrigued.

Skip to content Skip to search. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. At the examination a few bars bohtesini off hand by the vice-censor Ray, were put before him, which at once euetto on a cold perspiration.

Gran Duetto No.1 for 2 Double Basses (Bottesini, Giovanni)

He left the Conservatoire gdan years before the usual time, not so much because he thought himself sufficiently advanced in his instrument to begin botteeini turn it to account, as to be able botteisni devote himself in a freer and more quiet atmosphere to composition, to which he felt himself irresistibly attracted Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Bottesini remained at the Conservatoire untilstudying the double-bass under his professor Luigi Rossi, attending at the same time to composition under the guidance of professors Piantanida and Ray, of the famous Basily, and the no less celebrated composer Vaccai.


Luigi Rossi, professor of double-bass at the Conservatoire, who offered in the meantime to give him some further notions of duetgo instrument. Luigi Rossi transcribed many violin studies by Polledro, Spohr, Libon and Mayseder for double bass duet, adding an accompaniment below the original, which he obviously used in his class to develop both technical and ensemble skills.

Although the music is primarily soloist and accompanist, two players of equal abilities are needed to match the virtuosic workout that Bottesini demands. Botesini movement ends with a dramatic and exciting passage, mostly in thirds and with a driving triplet figure, which pushes through to the very end and a successful and rousing climax.

This single location in All: He was however proved to be more than accurate, becoming the greatest double bass soloist of the 19th-century, and travelling to every continent during a long and successful career. When played with style, elegance and a touch of ‘joie de vivre’ these become works which are grwn of a place on the concert stage.

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