DOMENICO DRAGONETTI (1763-1846): Danze sataniche, Allegretto in C, Larghetto e Allegro vivace, Adagio e Allegro non tanto, Allegro e Andante e Allegro, Waltzes, Allegretto (Serenade), Larghetto e Allegro non tanto.
Catalogue Number: 08O031
Label: New Albion
Description: The very first double bass virtuoso, Dragonetti has been eclipsed in the CD era by Bottesini. He wrote works for bass and orchestra too but none of them are currently available. So we have this example of the theme-and-variations type of stuff in which he can exploit the highest and lowest ranges while startling us with the instrument's ability to sing lyrically too. Note that he wasn't the greatest titler of compositions... Michele Veronese (double bass), Luca Ferrini (piano). Original 1993 Rivo Alto release.