Domenico Dragonetti, Claudio Marignon, Orchestra Di Padova E Del Vento, Ubaldo Fioravanti, Teodora Campagnaro – Dragonetti: Double Bass Concerto.
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Similarly, it is reputed that Dragonetti was presented with an instrument made by Gasparo da Salo — by the Benedictine nuns who occupied St Peter’s monastery in Vicenza where Dragonetti lived and played in the Grand Opera. It was particularly cpncerto at a time when the role of the double bass in the orchestra was to assist the concertmaster in maintaining the cohesion and establishing the tempo.
Because of Dragonetti’s unprecedented virtuosity as a soloist, attractive offers of work were made from both London and Moscow.
Domenico Dragonetti – Wikipedia
In his remains were moved to the Roman Catholic cemetery basss Wembley. He became very famous at the time, started playing solo pieces, which was exceptional at the time for the double bass, and even got elected as of the directors of a musical festival held for the coming of fourteen sovereign princes to the republic of Venice.
Dragonetti had no close family, dagonetti had doyble close friends in the musical world in London. Mention is made of this on The Contrabass Shoppe web site which says Beethoven and he soon met and they were mutually pleased with each other. He soon became the principal bassist. 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 On that second occasion, Haydn met Dragonetti, who became a very good friend, and who visited him in Vienna in He wrote piano accompaniments to some of domenick concert pieces, and they maintained a lifelong correspondence.
The unlucky contrabassists of conderto had frequent occasions during the next few years domwnico know that this new revelation of the powers and possibilities of their instrument to Beethoven was not forgotten. On that second trip he became friends with composer Simon Sechterwho would become the court organist inand professor of composition at the Vienna Conservatorium in As remuneration for renouncing the offers and remaining as principal bassist with the orchestra of the Ducal Chapel of St Mark’s in Venice an orchestra of considerable importancea decree made in gave Dragonetti a financial gratuity.
To this day, the mastering of the Beethoven double bass symphonic parts are considered a basic standard for all orchestral double bass players. Beethoven played his part, with his eyes 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 threw his arms around both player and instrument”.
After only a few months, he became very famous in London, and his brilliant career was to last till the end. This page was last edited on 8 Augustat Dragonetti was a lover of the fine arts, and a collector of musical instruments as well as domenioc art-related articles, such as fot scores and paintings.
At the age of 82, Dragonetti visited Bonn in August doubel participate in the 3-day music festival held as bas of the inauguration of the Beethoven Monument there. He had huge hands with strong, broad fingers, which allowed him to play with a taller bridge and strings twice as far from the fingerboard as the other bassists.
Double Bass Concerto in G major, Op.1 (Dragonetti, Domenico)
He took part between andin forty-six concerts held by the Philharmonic Society of London. He made a first attempt inwhich was lost to Antonio Spinelli. At fourteen he was appointed principal double bass player in the Grand Opera Seria at the San Benedetto theatre.
Liben Publishers,piano score p. InJoseph Haydn accepted a lucrative offer from German impresario Johann Peter Salomon to visit England and conduct new symphonies with large orchestras. 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 doubke a solo instrument.
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 never did learn to speak English, expressing himself in a mixture of Italian, English, French and Venetian dialect, but was an astute businessman, and in fact, helped his surviving family in Venice financially.
At the Italian Opera orchestra, he met the cellist Robert Lindleywho became his close friend and with whom he shared the stand during fifty-two years. Retrieved from ” https: 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.
Views Read Edit View history. When about eighteen, in Trevisohe was invited to join the quartet of the Tommasini, and was noticed by Morosiniprocurator of San Marcowho indulged him in auditioning for the admission in domenic Chapel of San Marco. By that time he had become notable throughout Europe and had turned down several opportunities, doublf offers from the Tsar of Russia. This was not at all standard in these times, as most players used to play – in one position – one note with the index finger, and one with the other three fingers in combination.
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. At the age of twelve, he was placed under the tuition of Berini, the best master for the double bass in Venice, who decided after only eleven lessons that he could not teach the boy anything more.