Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto in F sharp minor; Double Bass Concerto in B minor; Gran duo passione amorosa

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COMPOSERS: Bottesini
LABELS: CPO
WORKS: Double Bass Concerto in F sharp minor; Double Bass Concerto in B minor; Gran duo passione amorosa
PERFORMER: Boguslaw Furtok, Johannes Stähle (double bass); Frankfurt RSO/Stephan Tetzlaff, Ulrich Edelmann
CATALOGUE NO: 999 665-2
Bass-enthusiasts should rush out and buy. Boguslaw Furtok is a terrific player: agile, fiery and strong-toned (though the recording helps by placing him well forward). Others are going to find most of it pretty vacuous – at least until the Gran duo passione amorosa (a kind of operatic love scene for two suave hippopotamuses); tosh, but very nicely done. Stephen Johnson

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