Biography[ edit ] Born in Crema, Lombardy , he was taught the rudiments of music by his father, an accomplished clarinetist and composer, at a young age and had played timpani in Crema with the Teatro Sociale before the age of eleven. He studied violin with Carlo Cogliati, and probably would have continued on this instrument except for a unique turn of events. Only two positions were available: double bass and bassoon. He prepared a successful audition for the double bass scholarship in a matter of weeks. At the conservatory, he studied with Luigi Rossi, to whom he would later dedicate his Tre grandi duetti per contrabasso. Only four years later, a surprisingly short time by the standards of the day, he left with a prize of francs for solo playing.
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Golar It nearly met its end in the s as it sat backstage in a marionette theater in Milan. During these years he diversified the toils of conducting by repeated concert tours through Europe.
Because of the contributions of Bottesini along with those of Sperger and Dragonetti to bass technique, many have come to view the double bass as a diverse and versatile instrument. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Born in Crema, Lombardyhe was taught the rudiments of music by his father, an accomplished clarinetist and composer, at a young age and had played timpani in Crema with the Teatro Sociale before the age of eleven. His fantasies on Lucia di LammermoorI puritani and Beatrice di Tenda are virtuosic tours de force that are still popular with those who are highly accomplished on the instrument.
Bottesini was widely acclaimed, and his virtuosic skill in the bass paralleled that of Paganini himself on the violin. Tarantella Bottesini, Giovanni Only two positions were available: Here his first opera, Cristoforo Colombowas produced in Most notably there are many virtuoso bass players who draw inspiration from the early renaissance of the double bass.
This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Only four years later, a surprisingly short time by the standards of the day, he left with tarangella prize of francs for solo playing. He prepared a successful audition for the double bass scholarship in a matter of weeks. Eventually, it was changed back to a four-string configuration and is now in the possession of a private collector in Japan. In and he conducted in Palermo, supervising the production of his opera Marion Delorme inand in in Barcelona.
He studied violin with Carlo Cogliati, and probably would have continued on this instrument except for a unique turn of events.
This style was previously used solely by violinists, violists and cellists. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Views Read Edit View history. In he made his first appearance in England, playing double bass solos at one of the Musical Union concerts. Bottesini purchased the Testore in for lire. Giovanni Bottesini 22 December — 7 Julywas an Italian Romantic composer, conductor, and a double bass virtuoso.
Bottesini was also one of the first performers to adopt the French-style bow grip for the double bass. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Giovanni Bottesini. It was built by Carlo Antonio Testore in The Testore bass was later converted back to a four-stringed instrument, and then to a three.
At the conservatory, he studied with Luigi Rossi, to whom he would later dedicate his Tre grandi duetti per contrabasso. On leaving Milan, he spent some time in America and also occupied the bottedini of principal double-bass in the Italian opera at Havana, where he later became director.
This article includes bohtesini list of referencestaranfella reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. He also wrote The Garden of Oliveta devotional oratorio libretto by Joseph Bennettwhich was produced at the Norwich festival ineleven string quartets, a quintet for string quartet and double bass, and many works for the double bass, including two concertos for solo double bass, the Gran Duo Concertante originally for two double basses, Passione Amorosa for two double basses, and numerous pieces for double bass and piano.
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