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

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Performances

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Performer Pages University of Chicago Orchestra (orchestra)
Barbara Schubert (conductor)
Performers Edgar Meyer, double bass
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Misc. Notes Performed 25 April 2009, Mandel Hall. From archive.org.
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Allegro (No.1)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.
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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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Editor Luca Albanese (b. 1993)
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Misc. Notes Newly engraved version of the first movement from the manuscript at the Bibliotheca Nazionale Palatina. Only existing version with the composer's original orchestration of the first movement in B-Minor. Inconsistencies have been carefully amended without further notice. I have arranged the solo bass voice in 3 versions; being the original pitch as written in the manuscript, the pitch an octave higher as it sounds in all recordings known, and as well a transposed pitch to A-minor, shall the bass be tuned to concert pitch (a whole-tone higher). The concert is to be played in B-Minor ("H-Moll") with this edition.
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Parts

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13 more: Double Bass solo (octave (B minor)) • Double Bass solo (performance version (transposed in A minor)) • Flute • Oboe 1, 2 • Clarinet 1, 2 (A) • Bassoon 1, 2 • Horn 1, 2 (E) • Trumpet 1, 2 (A) • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses

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Editor Luca Albanese (b. 1993)
Publisher. Info. Luca Albanese, 2020.
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Misc. Notes Newly engraved version of the first movement from the manuscript at the Bibliotheca Nazionale Palatina. Only existing version with the composer's original orchestration of the first movement in B-Minor. Inconsistencies have been carefully amended without further notice. I have arranged the solo bass voice in 3 versions; being the original pitch as written in the manuscript, the pitch an octave higher as it sounds in all recordings known, and as well a transposed pitch to A-minor, shall the bass be tuned to concert pitch (a whole-tone higher). The concert is to be played in B-Minor ("H-Moll") with this edition.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Double Bass and Strings

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Arranger Composer
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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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Arranger Isaac Trapkus (b. 1984)
Publisher. Info. Isaac Trapkus, 2019.
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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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5 more: Violins I (B minor) • Violins II (B minor) • Violas (B minor) • Cellos (B minor) • Basses (B minor)

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Arranger Isaac Trapkus (b. 1984)
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Misc. Notes This version is transcribed from the C minor manuscript score for a solo bassist in solo tuning: F-B-e-a. Some voicing changes were required in order to transpose to B minor. Otherwise, this version aims to be a more or less faithful copy of the markings from the C minor manuscript score.
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4 more: Violins II (C minor) • Violas (C minor) • Cellos (C minor) • Basses (C minor)

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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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For Double Bass and Piano (Trapkus)

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Arranger Isaac Trapkus (b. 1984)
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Misc. Notes Urtext edition copied from the B minor manuscript score. This B minor part is for accompanying bass in solo tuning (F-B-e-a). The A minor part has been transposed for bass in orchestra tuning (E-A-d-g) but is othewise identical. The bass part printed above the piano line is copied from this same manuscript and includes revisions Bottesini made from earlier versions of the solo part. Also includes better page turns (really).
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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
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