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

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> Fantasia on Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor - Fantasia on Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
> Elegy No. 2 in E minor, "Romanza drammatica" - Elegy No. 2 in E minor, "Romanza drammatica"
> Introduzione e Bolero - Bolero
> Une bouche aimee - Une bouche aimee
> Capriccio bravura - Capriccio bravura
> Elegy No. 1 in D major - Elegy No. 1 in D major
> Fantasia on Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda - Fantasia on Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda
> Grande allegro di concerto, "alla Mendelssohn" - Grande allegro di concerto, "alla Mendelssohn"

Album Summary

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia on Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor"
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Elegy no 2 in E minor "Romanza drammatica"
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduzione e Bolero
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Une bouche aimée
>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 à la Mendelssohn
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.

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Works Details

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

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Elegy no 2 in E minor "Romanza drammatica"
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduzione e Bolero
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Une bouche aimée
  • 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 à la Mendelssohn
  • Performers: Anthony Halstead (Piano); Thomas Martin (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic