Bottesini: Music for Double Bass and Piano, Vol. 2

Bottesini: Music for Double Bass and Piano, Vol. 2

by Joel Quarrington
     
 

After a hiatus of more than 10 years since the release of Vol. 1 of bassist Joel Quarrington's performance of Bottesini's music for double bass and piano, the anticipation for the release of Vol. 2 was high for fans of the double bass. As in Vol. 1, this installment offers listeners some of Bottesini's more frequently performed works -- suchSee more details below

Overview

After a hiatus of more than 10 years since the release of Vol. 1 of bassist Joel Quarrington's performance of Bottesini's music for double bass and piano, the anticipation for the release of Vol. 2 was high for fans of the double bass. As in Vol. 1, this installment offers listeners some of Bottesini's more frequently performed works -- such as the "Third Gran Duetto," the "Second Concerto" (heard here in its version for bass and piano), and the "Duetto for Clarinet and Bass" -- as well as some less familiar compositions. Quarrington's performance throughout combines the best aspects of rhythmically solid, well-in-tune orchestral playing with beautiful, singing solo playing in the highest registers of the instrument. Despite the best efforts of pianist Andrew Burashko, the piano's sound throughout this album is somewhat clumsy and intrusive, particularly in the works most listeners might be accustomed to hearing with orchestra. As such, the collaborations that minimize the piano's role are the most successful. The colors and textures created by Quarrington and clarinetist James Campbell are entirely satisfying, and the usually clear and energetic duo performance featuring bassist Harold Hall Robinson proves that under the right circumstances, two basses playing together needn't be muddy. The most gratifying and surprising combination of sounds, though, comes from the addition of soprano Monica Whicher, whose vocal quality brilliantly complements the dark, rich sounds of the double bass.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2008
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313204229
catalogNumber:
8557042
Rank:
365207

Tracks

  1. Grand Duetto No. 3, for 2 double basses  - Giovanni Bottesini  - Joel Quarrington  - Hal Robinson
  2. Double-bass Concerto No.2 in B minor  - Giovanni Bottesini  - Joel Quarrington  - Andrew Burashko
  3. Adagio melanconico ed appassionato, for double bass & piano  - Giovanni Bottesini  - Joel Quarrington  - Andrew Burashko
  4. Duetto for clarinet & double bass  - Giovanni Bottesini  - James Campbell  - Joel Quarrington  - Andrew Burashko
  5. Fantasia on "Beatrice di Tenda" for double bass & piano  - Giovanni Bottesini  - Joel Quarrington  - Andrew Burashko
  6. Romanza on "Une Bouche Aimée" for double-bass & piano  - Giovanni Bottesini  -  Keith Anderson  - Joel Quarrington  - Monica Whicher  - Andrew Burashko
  7. Tutto che il mondo serra, for voice, double bass & piano (transcription of Chopin's Etude, Op. 25/7)  - Giovanni Bottesini  -  Keith Anderson  - Joel Quarrington  - Monica Whicher  - Andrew Burashko
  8. Meditazione (Aria di Bach: Air on the G string), for double bass & piano  - Giovanni Bottesini  - Joel Quarrington  - Andrew Burashko

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