(5) ISB Recital - 5 Original String Orchestrations of Solo Double Bass Works by Giovanni Bottesini

Mark Morton (Other)

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Abstract

A performance at the International Society of Bassists Convention at Indiana University of my own reconstruction of Giovanni Bottesini's (1821-1889) original orchestrations of five works for solo double bass and strings. The ISB is the most prestigious organization of bassists in the world. I performed these works accompanied by members of my former orchestra, The Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra. In summers 2013 and 2014 I travelled to Parma, Italy where I took 3656 photographs of Bottesini's original autograph manuscripts. From these manuscripts, I created urtext (original) editions of works for solo double bass including the original string orchestra accompaniments performed at this recital: Meditazione-Bach, Allegretto-Capriccio, Elegia in Re, Allegro di Concerto, and Introduction and Gavotte. These five pieces are the only works originally scored for string orchestra (not counting the Concerto No. 2, which I performed with the Lubbock Symphony in 2014). Some of the above orchestrations likely have not been heard or performed in at least 130 years since the composer's death.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Jun 6 2019

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