FRANZ ANTON HOFFMEISTER (1754-1812): Solo Quartets for Double Bass and String Trio No. 1 in D (First Recording) and No. 2 in D, GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868): String Sonatas No. 1 in G, No. 2 in A and No. 3 in C.
Catalogue Number: 01T016
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Hoffmeister put the double bass in the spotlight while it also appears in the original version of Rossini’s string sonatas (with two violins and cello) where it performs its coventional role but with a few outbursts. Niek de Groot (double bass), Minna Pensola, Antti Tikkanen (violins), Tuomas Lehto (viola).