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The Double Bass Blog – ” il Contrabbasso “: GIOVANNI BOTTESINI – TARANTELLA
His father sought a place for him in the Milan Conservatorybut due to the Bottesini family’s lack of money, Bottesini needed a scholarship. Bottesini was also one of the first performers to adopt the French-style bow grip for the double bass.
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. In and he conducted in Palermo, supervising the production of his opera Marion Delorme inand in in Barcelona.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In he made his first appearance in England, playing double bass solos at one of the Musical Union concerts. Most notably there are many virtuoso bass players who draw inspiration from the early renaissance of the double bass.
The Testore bass was later converted back to a four-stringed instrument, and then to a three.
Retrieved from ” https: It nearly met its end in the s bottesiin it sat backstage in a marionette theater in Milan. This style was previously used solely by violinists, violists and cellists. 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 a prize of francs for solo playing.
List of compositions by Giovanni Bottesini. He studied violin with Carlo Cogliati, taratnella probably would have continued on this instrument except for a unique turn of events. It was built by Carlo Antonio Testore in He prepared a successful audition for the double bass scholarship in a matter of weeks. Botfesini wrote three operas besides those previously mentioned: This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.
Bottesini purchased the Testore in for lire.
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The instrument was owned by several unknown bass players. 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. After this he made frequent visits to England, and his extraordinary command of his unwieldy instrument gained him great popularity in London and the provinces.
On leaving Milan, he spent some time in America and also occupied the position of principal double-bass in the Italian opera at Havana, where he later became director. Bottesini was widely acclaimed, and his virtuosic skill in the bass paralleled that of Paganini himself on the violin.