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Bottesini's Greatest Hits - Bottesini: Fantasy on Themes from La Sonambula, Reverie, Tarantella, et al.; Paganini: Variation on One String; Mark Morton, double bass

Album Summary

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduzione e Gavotta
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia su temi de "La Sonnambula" di Bellini, for double bass & piano
>Bottesini, Giovanni : L'alba sul Bosforo Overture
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Tarantella for Double Bass and Piano in A minor
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Elegy in D major
>Paganini, Niccolò : Introduction and Variations from Rossini's Mosè "Dal tuo stellato soglio"
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduction et Variations sur le Carnaval de Venise
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Melodia in E (Romanza patetica)
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Variations on "Nel cor piuú non mi sento", for double bass & piano
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Romance de L'Elisire d'Amore, for double bass & piano (after Donizetti)
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio di bravura
>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia on Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This unique recording features Mark Morton performing the double bass and piano parts of popular works by Bottesini and Paganini on the first disc, while the second disc contains all the piano accompaniments performed by Mark Morton and is intended as a play-along disc for bassists. Hailed by critics as "a most artistic representative of the new generation developed in the last half century," Mark Morton is on the faculty at Texas Tech University. He has performed in orchestras (principal bass of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra); been featured in recitals and as a concerto performer and was the first-prize winner of the 1990 International Society of Bassists Solo Competition. He is the author of the popular "Dr. Morton" series of double bass technique books. Morton studied at Juilliard, earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees there. He performs on a double bass made by Gennaro Vinaccio of Naples in the last quarter of the 18th century.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Giovanni Bottesini (1821-89) was, as you probably know, the greatest bass player of the 19th Century and the composer of a large number of compositions to prove it. Morton recorded the piano parts in 2009 and added the bass tracks from then to 2011. Morton is a fine player on both instruments, and the music is lovely.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech Univer (01/05/2009-10/21/2011).



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Works Details

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduzione e Gavotta
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Piano); Mark Morton (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia su temi de "La Sonnambula" di Bellini, for double bass & piano
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Double Bass); Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : L'alba sul Bosforo Overture
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Piano); Mark Morton (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1870

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Tarantella for Double Bass and Piano in A minor
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Double Bass); Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Elegy in D major
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Piano); Mark Morton (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1870

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Introduction and Variations from Rossini's Mosè "Dal tuo stellato soglio"
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Piano); Mark Morton (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1819

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduction et Variations sur le Carnaval de Venise
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Double Bass); Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Melodia in E (Romanza patetica)
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Piano); Mark Morton (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Variations on "Nel cor piuú non mi sento", for double bass & piano
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Piano); Mark Morton (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Romance de L'Elisire d'Amore, for double bass & piano (after Donizetti)
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Piano); Mark Morton (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio di bravura
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Piano); Mark Morton (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia on Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor"
  • Performers: Mark Morton (Double Bass); Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduzione e Gavotta
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia su temi de "La Sonnambula" di Bellini, for double bass & piano
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : L'alba sul Bosforo Overture
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1870

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Tarantella for Double Bass and Piano in A minor
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Elegy in D major
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1870

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Introduction and Variations from Rossini's Mosè "Dal tuo stellato soglio"
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1819

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Introduction et Variations sur le Carnaval de Venise
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Melodia in E (Romanza patetica)
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Variations on "Nel cor piuú non mi sento", for double bass & piano
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Romance de L'Elisire d'Amore, for double bass & piano (after Donizetti)
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Capriccio di bravura
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bottesini, Giovanni : Fantasia on Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor"
  • Performer: Mark Morton (Piano)
  • Notes: Hemmle Recital Hall, School of Music, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (01/05/2009-10/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic