Album description1 audio disc : digital ; 12 cm.
Brilliant Classics: 92513.
“Both sonatas originally written for cello in G minor and transposed for the double-bass to E minor”--Container.
Hans Roelofsen, double bass ; with George Pieterson, clarinet (1st work) ; Marien van Staalen, cello (3rd work) ; Rudolf Senn, double-bass (4th work) ; Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, Alun Francis, conductor (1st-4th works) ; Múza Rubackyté, piano (5th-6th works).
Recorded in Music Sacrum, Arnhem, Netherlands, August 1988. (1st-4th works); and at the School of Music, Arnhem, The Netherlands, August 2004 (5th-6th works).
Performed on double basses made by Jaap Bolink.
Program notes and biographical notes on the performers in English (12 pages), inserted.
Issued also on compact disc as: Grand Duo: 8830, p1988. and on cassette as: Grand Duo: 8810 (1st-4th works).
Contents: Duetto for clarinet, bass and orchestra (8:27) -- Concerto no. 2 for bass and orchestra (15:44) -- Duo concertante on themes from I Puritani by Bellini for cello, bass and orchestra (11:54) -- Grand duo concertant for two basses and orchestra (15:09) -- Sonata in E minor, op. 65 / Frédéric Chopin (29:25) -- Sonata in E minor, op. 19 / Sergey Rachmaninoff (37:46).
I. Bottesini, Giovanni, 1821-1889. Gran duo; arranged
II. Bottesini, Giovanni, 1821-1889. Concertos, double bass, orchestra, no. 2, B minor
III. Bottesini, Giovanni, 1821-1889. Duo concertant sur les thèmes des Puritains
IV. Bottesini, Giovanni, 1821-1889. Gran duo concertante
V. Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Sonatas, cello, piano, op. 65, G minor; arranged
VI. Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Sonatas, cello, piano, op. 19; arranged
- 1. Fanfare, September-October 1989, p. 154-155.
- 2. International Society of Bassists, vol. 16 #2 (Winter 1990), p. 25.
- 3. American Record Guide, 11-12, 1989, p. 42.