Bottesini: Capriccio di Bravura / Rick Stotijn, double bass; Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Audio Samples

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Gran Duo concertante for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Allegro di Concerto alla Mendelssohn, for double bass & piano
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Une bouche aimée
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Tutto che il mondo serra (transcription of Chopin's Etude no 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25, no 7)
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio di bravura
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Duo concertant on themes from Bellini's "I Puritani" for Cello, Double Bass and Orchestra

Album Summary

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Gran Duo concertante for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Allegro di Concerto alla Mendelssohn, for double bass & piano
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Une bouche aimée
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Tutto che il mondo serra (transcription of Chopin's Etude no 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25, no 7)
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio di bravura
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Duo concertant on themes from Bellini's "I Puritani" for Cello, Double Bass and Orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Although rarely heard in the concert hall, Giovanni Bottesini's compositions for double bass are staples of the instrument's repertoire. This disc of favorite works by Bottesini features Rick Stotijn, making his debut on Channel Classics. Stotijn is currently leader of the double basses in the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Swedish Radio Orchestra. The disc also features the bass player's sister mezzo-soprano Christiane Stotijn, and orchestral support from his friends in the Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
Here is a joyous performance of some lightly lovely and virtuosic music from the romantic period. Giovanni Bottesini (1821-89) was perhaps the greatest double bass player of his period and certainly the most prolific and polished composer for that oft-ignored instrument. He was also a well-known conductor who led the first performance of Verdi's Aida in Cairo, marking the opening of the Suez canal.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Schiedam, The Netherlands (2010-11-??&2011-06-??&2011-); Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden Westvest (2010-11-??&2011-06-??&2011-).



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Works Details

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Gran Duo concertante for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra
  • Performers: Candida Thompson (Violin); Liza Ferschtman (Violin); Rick Stotijn (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Candida Thompson
  • Ensemble: Amsterdam Sinfonietta
  • Notes: Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden Westvest (2010-11-??&2011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1880

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Allegro di Concerto alla Mendelssohn, for double bass & piano
  • Performers: Candida Thompson (Violin); Rick Stotijn (Double Bass); Ying-Lai Green (Double Bass); Kaori Yamagami (Cello); Jacobien Rozemond (Violin); Daniel Bard (Viola)
  • Notes: Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden Westvest (2010-11-??&2011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Une bouche aimée
  • Performers: Hans Eijsackers (Piano); Christianne Stotijn (Mezzo Soprano); Rick Stotijn (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Schiedam, The Netherlands (2010-11-??&2011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Tutto che il mondo serra (transcription of Chopin's Etude no 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25, no 7)
  • Performers: Hans Eijsackers (Piano); Christianne Stotijn (Mezzo Soprano); Rick Stotijn (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Schiedam, The Netherlands (2010-11-??&2011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio di bravura
  • Performers: Candida Thompson (Violin); Rick Stotijn (Double Bass); Ying-Lai Green (Double Bass); Kaori Yamagami (Cello); Jacobien Rozemond (Violin); Daniel Bard (Viola)
  • Notes: Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden Westvest (2010-11-??&2011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Duo concertant on themes from Bellini's "I Puritani" for Cello, Double Bass and Orchestra
  • Performers: Candida Thompson (Violin); Monika Leskovar (Cello); Rick Stotijn (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Candida Thompson
  • Notes: Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden Westvest (2010-11-??&2011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto