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Vivaldi & Bottesini - Doppio Espressivo

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2509 SACD
Release date2022-10-07
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time55:27

The concerto, with its soloist thrilling and moving an audience with the support of an orchestra, has been one of the most popular musical forms for over 300 years. Now imagine a concerto for two instruments: twice the virtuosity and twice the expression!

While Antonio Vivaldi was one of the first composers to investigate the possibilities of this format in his more than 500 concertos, he didn’t compose a single one for double bass. This recording rectifies Vivaldi’s omission and offers arrangements of two of his double concertos as well as one of his best-loved arias: Vedrò con mio diletto from the opera Il Giustino. A little more than a century later, Giovanni Bottesini, the Paganini of the double bass, captivated first Europe and then the rest of the world, displaying a dazzling virtuosity in his numerous compositions that highlight the unique qualities of the instrument.

For his second disc on the BIS label, Rick Stotijn, a tireless advocate of his instrument and its endless possibilities, has joined forces with his friends Johannes Rostamo, Olivier Thiery and Bram van Sambeek. Supported by Camerata RCO, a string ensemble from the Amsterdam Concertgebouworkest, they perform concertante works from these two Italian composers: Doppio espressivo!
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$ 13.29
Extra material for download
  Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
  Concerto in G minor, RV 531, arr. for cello, double bass & strings 10:11
01 I. Allegro 03:33 $ 0.85 USD
02 II. Largo 03:23 $ 0.81 USD
03 III. Allegro 03:15 $ 0.78 USD
  Composer: Bottesini, Giovanni
  from Fantasia on Canzonette by Rossini
04 La Serenata, arr. for double bass & strings 03:45 $ 0.90 USD
  Composer: Bottesini, Giovanni
  Passione amorosa, arr. for double bass & strings 11:26
05 I. Allegro 04:32 $ 1.09 USD
06 II. Andante 04:46 $ 1.14 USD
07 III. Allegro 02:08 $ 0.51 USD
  Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
  from Il Giustino, RV 717
08 Vedrò con mio diletto (Aria), arr. for double bass &
05:14 $ 1.26 USD
  Composer: Ernst, Heinrich Wilhelm, Bottesini, Giovanni
09 Élégie par Ernst, arr. by Bottesini for double bass &
06:23 $ 1.53 USD
  Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
  Concerto in E minor, RV 409, arr. for double bass, bassoon & strings 08:21
10 I. Adagio - Allegro molto - Adagio - Allegro 03:49 $ 0.92 USD
11 II. Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio 01:48 $ 0.43 USD
12 III. Allegro 02:44 $ 0.66 USD
  Composer: Bottesini, Giovanni
  Duetto, arr. for bassoon, double bass and strings 10:02
13 I. Allegro - Andante 05:21 $ 1.28 USD
14 II. Allegro - Brillante - Un poco meno - Allegretto 04:41 $ 1.12 USD
  Album total 55:27
ComposerBottesini, Giovanni
Ernst, Heinrich Wilhelm
Vivaldi, Antonio
Double bassStotijn, Rick
Thiery, Olivier
CelloRostamo, Johannes
OrchestraCamerata RCO
ArrangerBottesini, Giovanni
Prooijen, Marijn van
BassoonSambeek, Bram van

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