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BOTTESINI COLLECTION (The), Vol. 4

The Classical Shop
release date: April 2009


Artists:

Thomas Martin

double bass

Anthony Halstead

piano

Jacquelyn Fugelle

soprano

Engineer:

Dick Lewzey



Record Label
Naxos

Genre:

Classical




Total Time - 68:39
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GIOVANNI BOTTESINI

1 

Fantasia on Bellini's La sonnambula

9:29
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
2 

Melodia, "Romanza patetica"

6:53
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
3 

Allegro capriccioso in F sharp minor, "a la Chopin"

3:24
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
 

4 

Melodia, "Giovinetto innamorato"

4:54
 Jacquelyn Fugelle soprano
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
 

GIOVANNI BOTTESINI

5 

Tutto che il mondo serra (trans. of Etude No. 19 in C sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 7 by Chopin)

4:56
 Jacquelyn Fugelle soprano
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
6 

Introduzione e gavotta

4:50
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
7 

Bach - Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air, "Air on a G String"

3:24
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
8 

Variations on Nel cor piu non mi sento from Paisiello's La Molinara

6:04
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
 

9 

Ci divide l'ocean

4:03
 Jacquelyn Fugelle soprano
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
10 

Dove fuggiste mai, "Romanza"

2:55
 Jacquelyn Fugelle soprano
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
11 

Variations on Auld Robin Gray (arr. Bottesini for double bass)

3:43
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
 

GIOVANNI BOTTESINI

12 

Reverie

3:14
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano
     
13 

Introduction and Variations on the Carnival of Venice

10:50
 Thomas Martin double bass
 Anthony Halstead piano


Giovanni Bottesini, an accomplished and respected conductor, also enjoyed a globe-trotting career as “the Paganini of the double bass”. For this recording manuscript sources have been used for his Fantasia on Bellini’s La sonnambula, Variations on Nel cor più non mi sento from Paisiello’s La molinara, arrangements of famous works such as Chopin’s Étude in C sharp minor, Op. 25 No. 7, the Air from Bach’s third Orchestral Suite and other pieces. Volumes 1–3 of this series are available on 8.570397, 8.570398 and 8.570399.

"The music of Giovanni Bottesini, the “Paganini of the double bass,” has been subjected to a multi-disc examination by the indefatigable Naxos label. Players of the instrument may well want the entire series, but the present release may make a good choice for the general listener who wants just one. Its advantage is the variety of material, nicely arranged so as to be evocative of a concert spectacle of Bottesini’s time. A nineteenth century concert would often include vocal as well as instrumental elements, and this disc includes some of Bottesini’s songs. Ci divide l’ocean (track 9) is an attractive item still well known in Italy, and the presence of the songs serves to point up the vocal quality of Bottesini’s melodic lines, nicely set off against passages in which the instrument is growling or whistling at its registral extremes. The double bass pieces themselves are a varied group, with the bow-shredding virtuosity reserved for last in the Introduction et variations sur le Carnaval de Venise. Bach’s Air on a G string is here, rechristened a Meditazione, and there’s a nifty evocation of Chopin, a operatic potpourri, variations, and several flat-out gorgeous tunes. Bassist Thomas Martin is equal to the challenges Bottesini throws at him, and the studio sound is above average..." 
 
James Manheim - Allmusic.com - November 2009



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