Bottesini: Fantasie sonnambula; Introduction et variations sur Le carnaval de Venice; Melodia in E

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COMPOSERS: Bottesini
LABELS: ASV
WORKS: Fantasie sonnambula; Introduction et variations sur Le carnaval de Venice; Melodia in E
PERFORMER: Thomas Martin (double bass), Anthony Halstead (piano), Jacquelyn Fugelle (soprano)
CATALOGUE NO: CD DCA 1052
Giovanni Bottesini, so-called ‘Paganini of the double bass’, was also the conductor to whom Verdi entrusted the 1844 Cairo premiere of Aida. Thomas Martin’s comprehensive ASV survey of Bottesini’s hair-raising bravura works for double bass reaches Volume 4 with these impressive performances. Highly recommended. Michael Jameson

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