Domenico Dragonetti, Claudio Marignon, Orchestra Di Padova E Del Vento, Ubaldo Fioravanti, Teodora Campagnaro – Dragonetti: Double Bass Concerto.

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Concerto for double bass and piano.

Double Bass Concerto in G major, Op.1 (Dragonetti, Domenico)

Many years afterwards Dragonetti related the following anecdote to Samuel Appleby, Esq. When he left for London inDragonetti left many papers and manuscripts, including a Complete system of the double bass, or instruction book for that instrumentcontaining many elaborate exercises and studies, in the care of a friend. He made a first attempt inwhich was lost dragonetto Antonio Spinelli. He later was offered a place by the Tsar of Russia, which was declined and got him a salary raise in the Chapel.

He died in his Leicester square lodgings at the age of 83 and was buried on 23 April in the vaults of the Roman Catholic chapel of St Mary, Moorfields. In the Palmer biography, a footnote refers to a account by C.

Domenico Dragonetti

He soon became the principal bassist. Beethoven and he soon met and they were mutually pleased with each other. Dragonetti was a lover of the fine arts, and a collector of musical instruments as well as many art-related articles, such basss original scores and dragoentti. On that first trip to Vienna, Dragonetti also met Beethoven in a famous encounter.

Berenzi, who suggests that the instrument doubls have been made for the monks of St Peter’s, Vicenza, by Gasparo da Salo, and acquired by the procurators of St Mark’s to entice Dragonetti to remain in their employ. He took part between andin forty-six concerts held by the Philharmonic Society of London.

This page was last edited on 8 Augustat Dragonetti was known for his formidable strength and stamina. InJoseph Haydn accepted a lucrative offer from German impresario Johann Peter Salomon to visit England and conduct new symphonies with large orchestras.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He was now – in the spring ofso far as the means are at hand of determining the time – returning to London from a visit to his native city, Venice, and his route took him to Vienna, where he remained several weeks. His ability on the instrument also demonstrated the relevance of writing scores for the double bass in the orchestra separate from that of the cellowhich was the common rule at the time. The premiere of this work, as well as of Beethoven’s seventh symphony was performed on 8 December in the University’s Festsaal, with Dragonetti leading the double basses.

In dargonetti remains were moved to the Roman Catholic cemetery at Wembley. Beethoven played his part, with his cor immovably fixed upon his companion, and, in the finale, where the arpeggios occur, was so delighted and excited that at the close he sprang up and domwnico his arms around both player and instrument”.

Sragonetti that second trip he became friends with composer Simon Sechterwho would become the court organist inand professor of composition at the Vienna Conservatorium in He wrote piano accompaniments to some of his concert pieces, and they maintained a lifelong correspondence.

Domenico Dragonetti – Wikipedia

Unfortunately, they were sold and could not be retrieved by their author when he returned to Venice after some years. He left Venice on 16 Septemberpartly under the influence of his friend, Giovanni Battista Cimador who composed a concerto for double bassand participated in the first rehearsals at the King’s Theatre, on 20 October and finally appeared as orchestra member in the opera Zenobia in Palmiraby Giovanni Paisielloon 20 December That leave was extended for three more years afterwards, but finally Dragonetti never returned to Venice for more than drxgonetti brief period during the French occupation of the city, He was acquainted with composers Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethovenwhom he visited on several occasions in Viennaand to whom he showed the possibilities of the double bass as a solo instrument.


One of his concertos was particularly remarked by the queen of Naples. He was offered another position to the Tsar of Russia, which he declined after the procurators of St Mark increased his salary to an exceptional 50 ducats. The physical quality is his huge hand: Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti 7 April — 16 April was an Italian double bass virtuoso and composer with a 3 string double bass.

Today, many of his letters, personal papers, compositions, solos and manuscripts are to be found in the British Couble. At the age of thirteen, Dragonetti was appointed principal player at the Opera Buffa in Venice.

When about bzss, in Trevisohe fragonetti invited to join the quartet of the Tommasini, and was noticed by Morosiniprocurator of San Marcowho indulged him in auditioning for the admission in the Chapel of San Marco.

By that time he had become notable throughout Europe and had turned down several opportunities, including offers from the Tsar of Russia. Inhe finally moved to London to play in the orchestra of the King’s Theatreand settled there for the remainder of his life.

At fourteen he was appointed principal double bass player in the Grand Opera Seria at the San Benedetto theatre. Later he became intimate with the Prince Consort and the Duke of Leinster. They made a specialty at playing Arcangelo Corelli ‘s sonatas.

Some were directly bequeathed by Dragonetti, some were offered by Vincent Novelloand some were bought at auctions. Liben Publishers, baass, piano score p. Retrieved from ” https:

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