Complete Bottesini, Volume One for bass and piano
- Edited by Rodney Slatford. Published by Yorke Edition
Giovanni Bottesini (1821-89) was one of the most remarkable virtuosos of the 19th century. He was the Romantic era's foremost double bass soloist and composer for the instrument, responsible for greatly extending its technical and expressive possibilities thru concertos, bravura works, and salon pieces, much as Paganini did for the violin. He was also a respected conductor of Italian opera, known for playing virtuosic fantasies on popular opera themes on his bass during intermissions.
The Yorke Complete Bottesini Critical Edition series brings together major and minor pieces in his oeuvre in several volumes. Editor Rodney Slatford brings these pieces up to date for modern players, notating them in modern (not scordatura) tuning and in bass (instead of treble) clef. Master level, grade 6
VOLUME ONE CONTENTS:
- Romanza Patetica (Melodie)
- Theme and Variations on 'Nel cor piu non mi sento', after Paisello