Giovanni Bottesini, Andrew Litton, English Chamber Orchestra – Bottesini: Vol. 1 – Gran Duo Concertante and Other Works – Music.
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Nice little piece-very well played here from both soloists. The Gran Concerto, on the other hand, brushes up against some higher levels of invention at times; the work is slightly more musically complex than its partners on xuo disc, but is still generally direct and simple, accessible and tuneful.
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Gran Duo Concertante
Retrieved from ” https: Overall, then, even though performances are certainly more than adequate despite some minor nitpicks mentioned aboveI cannot recommend this disc to anyone but ardent specialists.
As to influences, there is definitely something of the opera of the time about Bottesini’s music. This is one of only 2 recordings that I can recommend. While double concertos were generally composed for different instruments, Bottesini did not seem to consider the questionable practicality of a piece that requires two very talented double bassists.
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It is not helped by Thomas Martin’s playing which is, though technically impressive, a little too weak-toned and with too little virtuoso swagger about it. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest.
Harsh words, and I admit that not everyone seems to agree, given that ASV’s series ran to four volumes and that this disc has later been reissued by Naxos. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to listen to the vacuous Duetto with Emma Johnson more than once, however. All dispatched with 1 – 3 working days from the UK.
Louder bass is always a concern of mine on these Martin recordings. All Vran are inspected and guaranteed. English Chamber Orchestra Orchestra: Share your thoughts with other customers. The Gran Duo Concsrtante is a single, sprawling movement and usually lasts around 15 minutes if played up to tempobut this estimate can vary greatly due to the artists’ interpretation of the music.
English Chamber Orchestra Conductor: It is very rare to hear the f minor concerto at all. I mention this because this disc makes it abundantly clear that Bottesini’s music would hardly have survived at all were it not for the scarcity of romantic double bass music in general.
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Gran Duo Concertante – Wikipedia
Thus the Gran Duo Concertante an arrangement, byt the way, by his contemporary Sivori Bottesini’s concerto for two double basses. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
The other pieces are great and the orchestra provides a very good accompaniment.