Double Bass Concerto No.2 in B minor (Bottesini, Giovanni)




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Performer Pages University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)
Performers Edgar Meyer, double bass
Publisher Info. Chicago: University of Chicago Orchestra
Misc. Notes Performed 25 April 2009, Mandel Hall. From Internet Archive.
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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Misc. Notes Transposed to C minor
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General Information

Work Title Double Bass Concerto No.2 in B minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Bottesini, Giovanni
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
First Publication. 1925
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation solo: double bass
orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets,
timpani, strings (see below)

Misc. Comments

There is two versions of this concerto. BOT. 85 : in C minor, with string quintet. No edition, only the manuscrit in Parma. BOT. 88 et 90 : en B minor, with piano. A lot of edition.

The orchestration was taken from Luck's Music Library, but their catalogue listing is arranged by Ludwin. It is not known whether Ludwin altered Bottesini's original orchestration, so this is a guide only.