Gioachino Rossini | Duetto
Božo Paradžik, double bass 1 |
Status: estimated release 2015-2016
Johannes Brahms | Sonata E flat major op.120 No 2 (2nd mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
Joseph Haydn | Concerto in C major (3rd mov)
Božo Paradžik | SWD-Kammerorchester Pforzheim | Sebastian Tewinkel
Status: double SACD release pending since 2008: EBS Music - Bayer Records
Adolf Míšek | Sonata in E minor (finale)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Live recording, 2004 | Detmold, Neue Aula
Johannes Brahms | Sonata A major op.100 (1st mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
Antonio Capuzzi | Concerto D major (3rd mov)
Božo Paradžik | SWD-Kammerorchester Pforzheim | Sebastian Tewinkel
Status: double SACD release pending since 2008 / EBS Music - Bayer Records
Johannes Brahms | Sonata E minor op.38 (3rd mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
Joseph Haydn | Concerto in C major (1st mov)
Božo Paradžik | SWD Kammerorchester Pforzheim | Sebastian Tewinkel
Status: double SACD release pending since 2008 / EBS Music - Bayer Records
Leoš Janácek | Pohádka o caru
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: estimated release 2015-2016
Johannes Brahms | Sonata E flat major op.120 No 2 (3rd mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
Franz Schubert | String Quintett in C major (3rd movement)
Božo Paradžik & Apos String Quartet
Live in Philharmonie Berlin | Archive recording
František Hertl | Nokturno from "Four Pieces"
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Wolfram Lorenzen, piano
Live in Freiburg, Musikhochschule | Archive only
Giambattista Cimador | Concerto A major (3. Rondo)
Božo Paradžik | SWD-Kammerorchester Pforzheim | Sebastian Tewinkel
Status: double SACD release pending since 2008 / EBS Music - Bayer Records
Johannes Brahms | Sonata E flat major op.120 No 2 (1st mov)
Božo Paradžik, double bass | Maria Sofianska, piano
Status: ongoing release | estimated 2015
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"Bottesini & Rossini" | MP3 320 kbps stereo | download

BOTTESINI & ROSSINI  | Pieces by Giovanni Bottesini & Gioachino Rossini | previously unreleased CD album
Status: downloadable MP3 files (ca 128 MB) protected in a compressed ZIP (or TAR, for iOS users)  archives

ITEM  DESCRIPTION  |  MP3 "Bottesini & Rossini"
DATA FORMAT  |  Audio as a high quality stereo MP3 file
RESOLUTION  |  stereo, 320 kpbs
PLAYABILITY  |   all devices capable for playback of the MP3 files
COVER  |  none
BOOKLET  |  none
ARTISTS: Božo Paradžik (double bass), Ulrich Rademacher (piano), Jiří Hudec (double bass) and Maria Sofianska (piano)
PRODUCTION  | www.bozoparadzik.com 2000, 2002 and 2013
TOTAL RUNNING TIME  |  50:15

FILE SIZE | ca 128 MB (Windows users please download ZIP archive, iOS users please download TAR archive)

  • MP3 audio 320 kbps stereo
  • Cue sheet text file with recording info
  • photos of all the artists with Božo Paradžik (Maria Sofianska, Ulrich Rademacher and Jiří Hudec, respectively)

AUDIO EXCERPTS OF THE TRACKS FROM THE ALBUM:

Bottesini, Allegretto Capriccio, with Ulrich Rademacher (piano):

Bottesini, Elegie No 2 "Romanza Drammatica", with Ulrich Rademacher (piano):

Bottesini, Elegie No 3 "Romanza Pathetica" - Melodia, with Ulrich Rademacher (piano):

Bottesini, Capriccio di bravura, with Ulrich Rademacher (piano):

Rossini, "La lagune de Venise à l'expiration de l'année 1861!!!" from Péchés de vieillesse
with Maria Sofianska (piano):

Rossini, Duetto (1st movement) with Jiří Hudec (double bass):

Rossini, Duetto (2nd movement) with Jiří Hudec (double bass):

Rossini, Duetto (3rd movement) with Jiří Hudec (double bass):

 

AUDIO EXAMPLES FROM OTHER PIECES BY G. BOTTESINI  (following recordings are not included in this release)

Fantasia "La Sonnambula" di Bellini, with Ulrich Rademacher (piano):
(recorded 1998 for SWR Stuttgart, released 2000 by EMI/Virgin Classics CD "Double Bass: Elephant or Swan"

Grand duo concertant, with Andreas Röhn (violin) & Ulrich Rademacher (piano):
(recorded 2001 for SWR Stuttgart - yet unreleased)

Elegie No 1 (known as "in re", or  Elegy in D major) with Ulrich Rademacher (piano):
(recorded 2001 for SWR Stuttgart - yet unreleased)

 

Latest YouTube release (so far still my only  YouTube video with a composition by Bottesini for double bass & piano):

 

YOU DO NOT BUY THIS ALBUM, YOU SHARE
Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889) is a cult figure and his beautiful but technically difficult compositions are much appreciated among double bass players. In January 2000, I played a successful recital with Ulrich Rademacher in Europe's oldest stand-alone concert hall. The concert was recorded using the latest professional audio recording technology, and the programme included several of Bottesini's works. This laid the foundation for a Bottesini album, which I wanted to complete soon. But 21 years were to pass before today arrived. In the course of time I got the desire to combine Bottesini's compositions with a couple of works by Gioachino Rossini, for me one of the greatest geniuses in the history of music. I realised two of my very special dreams with Rossini's music. First one: I finally played a duet with my revered professor with whom I studied, something I had wished for my whole career.  And second one: I successfully arranged an extremely rarely performed work by Rossini for a solo string instrument (violoncello or double bass) with piano, and I performed this work as a surprize: birthday present at the celebratory concert for my professor's 60th birthday in Prague in 2013, the only time I have perfromed this piece in my career.

 The year 2021 was a "Bottesini year", one of the most important double bassists of all time was born 200 years ago. I could not think of a better day for this album's release than the last day of this year, and the last day of the month in which both Bottesini and I were born. I would like to celebrate this great musician even after this year by recording virtually all of these works as a video production and releasing it on YouTube. I would also like to record the "duetto" by Gioachino Rossini as a video production with my former professor and current friend, Jiří Hudec, and publish it on YouTube. And now we have arrived at sharing: every client who buys this album will automatically help finance the planned video productions. Because a good YouTube video doesn't come for free. The rent of the concert hall, rent of the piano, travel and hotel expenses, rent of the professional audio and video recording equipment, engagement of the assistants and other costs are associated with a high-quality video production etc. Therefore, I do not thank everyone who buys this album just for the money, I thank you all for the recognition of my artistic work, and I am happy to share something in common with you. All those who buy the album now accelerate the process in which the new YouTube productions with these works will be created. And you can already enjoy listening to them now. As we say goodbye to the Bottesini year, I wish you today, 31 December 2021, a better New Year 2022 and even more joy in music.


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