1 800 222 6872

Bottesini: Fantasia on Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor", etc / Thomas Martin, Anthony Halstead, et al

Album Summary

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia on Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor"
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Romanza Drammatica, for double bass & piano
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduction and Bolero, for double bass & piano (or orchestra)
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Romanza on "Une Bouche Aimée" for double-bass & piano
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio di bravura
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Elegy in D major
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia on Bellini's "Beatrice di Tenda"
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Grande Allegro di Concerto, for double bass & piano, Op. posth.
Performers Composer
  • >

Notes & Reviews:

Giovanni Bottesini enjoyed a globe-trotting career as "the Paganini of the double bass" but was also an accomplished and respected conductor in Europe. When conducting operas Bottesini would often perform fantasies on the evening's entertainment during the intermission. Two such fantasies, 'Lucia di Lammermoor' and 'Beatrice di Tenda', are virtuosic 'tours de force' in which the complex double bass figurations mimic the 'coloratura' vocal writing of the day. In keeping with this vocal style, this recording also includes the song 'Une bouche aimee' with double bass obbligato, most likely performed on one of Bottesini's frequent concert tours with various leading sopranos of the day.

TimesOfMalta.com
Performances are a constant source of admiration and awe-inspiring fingerwork, and the adrenalin is consistently high and flowing. Unmiss-able stuff in sumptuous sound quality and attractive if simple presentation.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia on Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor"
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Romanza Drammatica, for double bass & piano
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduction and Bolero, for double bass & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Romanza on "Une Bouche Aimée" for double-bass & piano
  • Performers: Jacquelyn Fugelle (Soprano); Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio di bravura
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Elegy in D major
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia on Bellini's "Beatrice di Tenda"
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Grande Allegro di Concerto, for double bass & piano, Op. posth.
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto