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Vivaldi & Bottesini - Doppio Espressivo

Composer Giovanni Bottesini
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Antonio Vivaldi
Performer Johannes Rostamo
Bram van Sambeek
Rick Stotijn
Olivier Thiery
Camerata RCO
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2509 SACD
EAN 7318599925097
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Oct 2022
Total time 55'27

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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  Antonio Vivaldi
  Concerto in G minor, RV 531, arr. for cello, double bass & strings 9'51
01 I. Allegro 3'27
02 II. Largo 3'21
03 III. Allegro 3'03
  Giovanni Bottesini
  from Fantasia on Canzonette by Rossini
04 La Serenata, arr. for double bass & strings 3'39
  Giovanni Bottesini
  Passione amorosa, arr. for double bass & strings 11'11
05 I. Allegro 4'30
06 II. Andante 4'45
07 III. Allegro 1'56
  Antonio Vivaldi
  from Il Giustino, RV 717
08 Vedrò con mio diletto (Aria), arr. for double bass & strings 5'01
  Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Giovanni Bottesini
09 Élégie par Ernst, arr. by Bottesini for double bass & strings 6'10
  Antonio Vivaldi
  Concerto in E minor, RV 409, arr. for double bass, bassoon & strings 8'01
10 I. Adagio - Allegro molto - Adagio - Allegro 3'43
11 II. Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio 1'47
12 III. Allegro 2'31
  Giovanni Bottesini
  Duetto, arr. for bassoon, double bass and strings 9'32
13 I. Allegro - Andante 5'18
14 II. Allegro - Brillante - Un poco meno - Allegretto 4'14
  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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