The Romantic Double-Bass (2 CD, FLAC)
The Romantic Double-Bass (2 CD, FLAC)

Composer: Giovanni Bottesini, Frederic Chopin, Sergey Rachmaninov
Performer: Mûza Rubackyté, Hans Roelofsen
Orchestra: Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Alun Francis
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2 CD
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Brilliant Classics
Size: 499 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc: 1
1. Duetto for clarinet, double-bass & orchestra
2. Double-bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor: Allegro moderato
3. Double-bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor: Andante
4. Double-bass Concerto No. 2 in B minor: Allegro
5. Duo Concertant on Themes of Bellini’s I Puritani for cello, double bass & orchestra
6. Grand Concerto for 2 double-basses & orchestra

Hans Roelofsen, double-bass (1-6),
Rudolf Senn, double-bass (6),
George Pieterson, clarinet (1),
Marien van Staalen, cello (5),
Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra,
Conductor: Alun Francis

Disc: 2
1. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204: Allegro moderato
2. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204: Scherzo, allegro con brio
3. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204: Largo
4. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204: Finale, allegro
5. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19: Lento – allegro moderato
6. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19: Allegro scherzando
7. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19: Andante
8. Sonata for cello & piano in G minor, Op. 19: Allegro mosso

Hans Roelofsen, double-bass,
Muza Rubackyte, piano

Must have for any string bassist. Most beautiful rendition of Chopin’s Sonata in G- Op. 65 (transposed to E-). I only wish Hans had more recordings available, this is one phenomenal bassist.

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