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
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Misc. Notes Performed 25 April 2009, Mandel Hall. From archive.org.
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Misc. Notes Biblioteca Nazionale Palatina, Sezione Musicale, Parma (I-PAc): Bott.40
No sources for the other movements with orchestral accompaniment are listed in the catalogues, so it's possible that these are lost (or were never orchestrated).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Double Bass and Strings

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Misc. Notes Biblioteca Nazionale Palatina, Sezione Musicale, Parma (I-PAc): Bott.39/I-V
Transposed to C minor. The solo part is written in concert pitch and for a tuning one and a half tones above the orchestral standard.
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Misc. Notes Urtext edition of solo bass part from the original manuscript version in C minor for solo bass and strings. Transposed to A minor for performance in Solo tuning (F#-B-e-a) or High solo tuning (G-C-f-b-flat).

This edition includes additional versions for study purposes: one with all slur markings removed and another with only notes and all other markings removed.

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Misc. Notes These parts come from Bottesini's C minor verison and are for accompanying a solo bassist in high-solo tuning: G-C-f-b. The bassist would then play from the standard E minor notated part.
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For Double Bass and Piano

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Misc. Notes Biblioteca Nazionale Palatina, Sezione Musicale, Parma (I-PAc): Bott.72/I-III (B minor), Bott.71/I-III (C minor)
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General Information

Work Title Double Bass Concerto No.2 in B minor
Alternative. Title Concertino
Composer Bottesini, Giovanni
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BOT. 29 (concertino with orchestra, B minor)
BOT. 88 (concerto with piano, B minor)
BOT. 85 (concerto with piano, C minor)
BOT. 27 (concertino with strings, C minor)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGB 4
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: flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons, 2 horns (E), 2 trumpets (A), strings