Doppio Espressivo: Double Concertos for Bass Instruments – Rick Stotijn

October 24, 2022, 9:00 am

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Antonio Vivaldi was one of the first composers to investigate the possibilities of concertos for two instruments, but he didn’t compose a single one for double bass. This recording rectifies Vivaldi’s omission and offers arrangements of two of his double concertos. A little more than century later, Giovanni Bottesini displayed a dazzling virtuosity in his numerous compositions that highlight the double bass. Rick Stotijn, a tireless advocate of his instrument, has joined forces with his friends Johannes Rostamo, Olivier Thiery, and Bram van Sambeekm, supported by Camerata RCO. They perform concertante works from these two Italian composers.