Rick Stotijn – Giovanni Bottesini: Capriccio di Bravura (2012) MCH SACD ISO + DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Rick Stotijn – Giovanni Bottesini: Capriccio di Bravura (2012)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:26 minutes | PDF Booklet | 3,06 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | PDF Booklet | 1,34 GB
or FLAC Stereo (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | PDF Booklet | 1,17 GB
DSD Recording | Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Channel Classics # CCS SA 32612

It’s difficult to imagine that a musical instrument as heavy and unwieldy as a double bass could sound so light and malleable as it does in this wonderful recording by double bassist Rick Stotijn. Of course it doesn’t hurt that the music performed is by the double bass composer extraordinaire Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889). What Paganini did for the violin, or what Rossini did for Italian opera, Bottesini did for the humble double bass. A master double bassist himself, most of his compositional output was devoted to this instrument. His music is very much in the style of a Rossini opera, with a flowing cantabile style in which the instrument plays the lead role of tenor as in an opera.

The music of Giovanni Bottesini is little played in international concert halls. He was a virtuoso on the double bass as well as a colorful composer, and a character about whom many an anecdote could be told. His compositions for double bass are now staples of the instrument’s repertoire. This disc of favorite works by Bottesini features Rick Stotijn, making his debut on Channel Classics. Stotijn is currently leader of the double basses in the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Swedish Radio Orchestra. He is also guest leader of orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and the London Symphony Orchestra. The disc also features the bass player’s sister mezzo-soprano Chistiane Stotijn, and orchestral support from his friends in the Amsterdam Sinfonietta.


01. Grand Duo Concertant in A major (violin, double bass and string orchestra)
02. Grande Allegro di Concerto ‘Alla Mendelssohn’ (double bass and string quintet)
03. Une Bouche Aimée (double bass, mezzo soprano and piano)
04. Tutto Che Il Mondo Serra (double bass, mezzo soprano and piano)
05. Capriccio di Bravura in A major (double bass and string quintet)
06. Duo Concertant on Themes from Bellini’s ‘I Puritani’ (cello, double bass and string orchestra)

Rick Stotijn – double bass
Liza Ferschtman – violin
Monika Leskovar – cello
Hans Eijsackers – piano
Christianne Stotijn – mezzo-soprano
Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson – lead violin & artistic director

Produced by Willem de Bordes & C. Jared Sacks. Engineered & Edited by C. Jared Sacks.
Recorded in November 2010, June 2011 & October 2011 at Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden Westvest, Schiedam (“3-4”)










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