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Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889): Duetto; Capriccio, Op. 19; Gran Quintetto, Op. 99 / Davide Ghio, double bass; Elda Laro, piano; Alessandro Dorella, clarinet

Album Summary

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Duetto for Clarinet, Double Bass and Orchestra
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio for 2 double basses & piano, Op. 19
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Gran Quintetto for strings in C minor
Performers Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Musicians from the Orchestra del Teatro Regio Torino with Elda Laro (piano) here bring up a unique recording of chamber works by Giovanni Bottesini (1821-89). A double-bass virtuoso and an inspired composer, Bottesini distinguished himself from the Italian operatic trends at the time with his chamber music, becoming an extraordinary personality in the romantic musical world. Although mostly famous for compositions devoted to the double-bass as a solo instrument, there is much to discover in his chamber music. The early Capriccio for two double-basses offers a treat in this, its first recording and shares the same ending as the charming Duetto for clarinet and double-bass, while the Gran Quintetto gives a glimpse of the composer’s chamber music style.

American Record Guide, November/December 2015

American Record Guide, November/December 2015
This is a beautifully played and finely recorded program. I only wish it were longer. The Capriccio is listed as a first recording. The quintet is not in my collection. The Duet is on several programs, including ones by Joel Quarrington on Naxos 557042, Thomas Martin on ASV 563, and Hans Roelofsen on Brilliant 92513, the latter two with orchestra instead of piano. But that and the length of the disc are the only real reason not to invest in this otherwise excellent recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Baroque Hall, SMC Records, Ivrea, Italy (07/17/2012); Baroque Hall, SMC Records, Ivrea, Italy (09/10/2012).



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Works Details

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Duetto for Clarinet, Double Bass and Orchestra
  • Performers: Davide Botto (Double Bass); Alessandro Dorella (Clarinet); Elda Laro (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Quintetto d'Archi del Teatro Regio Torino
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio for 2 double basses & piano, Op. 19
  • Performers: Davide Botto (Double Bass); Alessandro Dorella (Clarinet); Davide Ghio (Double Bass); Elda Laro (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Gran Quintetto for strings in C minor
  • Ensemble: Teatro Regio di Torino Quintetto c'archi
  • Running Time: 10 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music