GIOVANNI BOTTESINI (1821-1889): Capriccio for 2 Double Basses and Piano, Op. 19 (World Premiere Recording), Duetto for Clarinet, Double Bass and Piano (Alesandro Dorella [clarinet], Davide Botto [double bass], Davide Ghio [second double bass], Elda Laro [piano]), Gran Quintetto for String Quartet and Double Bass in C Minor, Op. 99 (Quintetto d’archi del Teatro Regio Torino).
Catalogue Number: 07R029
Reference: CHAN 10867
Description: Double bass fanciers will want to have the first recording of a 14-minute piece probably dating from Bottesini’s student days (between 1835 and 1839) which runs the expected course between lyricism and hyper-virtuosity. The 28-minute Gran Quintetto of 1858 is true chamber music with, if anyone, the first violinist having the soloistic opportunities.