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Grigory Krotenko – Travels with Goliath, In the footsteps of Josef Kampfer (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Grigory Krotenko – Travels with Goliath, In the footsteps of Josef Kämpfer (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 57:51 minutes | 582 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Booklet, Front Cover | © RUBICON

The Goliath in question, as the kind reader might have guessed, is none other than the double bass, an instrument with which is admittedly harder to travel than a recorder. This is however what double bass player Joseph Kämpfer did from the 1770s to the 1810s: after resigning from the Austrian-Hungarian cavalry, he decided to learn the double bass (the market for pianists or violinists was already saturated) and once he became a virtuoso, he travelled throughout Europe accepting positions from time to time, but mostly giving concerts from Saint-Petersburg to Bratislava, from Munster to Salzburg, Vienna or even Paris, where his appearance at the highly famous Spiritual Concerts seems to have quite surprised the audience, unaccustomed to the double bass’ growling. His repertoire probably covered many of the works recorded here by Grigori Krotenko, concertos or sonatas from Hoffmeister, Vaňhal, Sperger and even Mozart! Because, yes, Mozart wrote in 1791 an aria sung by bass, solo double bass and orchestra, Per questa bella mano, which is in no way an adaptation or an apocryphal transposition. It seems that this colorful moment was created for the bass-baritone Franz Xaver Gerl and the double bass player Friedrich Pischelberger, both present during the world premiere ofThe Magic Flute. Splendid sonorities, probably highly uncommon, but who make you hope that this Goliath will never meet his David, as that would be too bad.

Tracklist:
01. Concerto for Double Bass in E-Flat: I. Allegro moderato
02. Concerto for Double Bass in E-Flat: II. Adagio
03. Concerto for Double Bass in E-Flat: III. Adagio – Allegro
04. Sonata per il Contrabasso e Viola d’amore: I. Allegro moderato
05. Sonata per il Contrabasso e Viola d’amore: II. Adagio
06. Sonata per il Contrabasso e Viola d’amore: III. Rondo – Moderato
07. Concerto for Double Bass in E-Flat: I. Allegro moderato
08. Concerto for Double Bass in E-Flat: II. Adagio
09. Concerto for Double Bass in E-Flat: III. Allegro
10. Concert aria for bass voice, double bass and orchestra, K. 612 “Per questa bella mano”

Composers:
Hoffmeister, Franz Anton (1754-1812)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-91)
Sperger, Johannes Matthias (1750-1812)
Vanhal, Johann Baptist (1739-1813)

Personnel:
Grigory Krotenko (double bass)
Ilya Mazurov (baritone)
Barocco Concertato
Maria Krestinskaya

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