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Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti (7 April – 16 April ) was an Italian double bass One of his concertos was particularly remarked by the queen of Naples. When in Vicenza for an engagement at the Grand Opera there, he acquired. Dragonetti Concerto for Double Bass and Piano. edited by David Walter. In this high-quality publication, esteemed bassist and pedagogue David Walter offers a . of one of the most popular double bass works Son, Ltd., Liben has been able to produce a totally new edition of this staple of the double bass repertoire.

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He made a first attempt inwhich was lost to Antonio Spinelli.

He began playing the guitar and the double bass by himself on his father’s instruments. InJoseph Haydn accepted a lucrative offer from German impresario Johann Peter Salomon to visit England and conduct new symphonies with large orchestras.

Dragonetti was again in Vienna in and got to meet once more Beethoven, who had just written Wellington’s Victoryto celebrate the victory of Wellington over the French armies of King Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria.

Liben Publishers,piano score p. They made a specialty at playing Arcangelo Corelli ‘s sonatas. Today, many of his letters, personal papers, compositions, solos and manuscripts are to be found in the British Library.

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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. This was not at all standard in these times, as most players used to play – basss one position – one note with the index finger, and one with the other three fingers in combination. The physical quality is his huge hand: Retrieved from ” https: Some of the compositions by Dragonetti include.


He later was offered a place by the Tsar of Russia, which was declined and got him a salary raise in the Chapel. At the age of 82, Dragonetti visited Bonn in August to participate in the 3-day music festival held as part of the inauguration of the Beethoven Monument there.

Domenico Dragonetti – Wikipedia

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 Base Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dragonetti was known for his formidable strength and stamina.

After only a few months, he became very famous in London, and his brilliant career was to last till the end. Concerto for double bass and piano. Palmer Clarendon Press Oxford seems to offer the most plausible account.

He wrote piano accompaniments to some of his concert pieces, and they maintained a lifelong correspondence. When he died, the following instruments were dispatched: 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 One of his concertos was particularly remarked by the queen of Naples.

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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. 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.


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”. Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti 7 April — 16 April was an Italian double bass virtuoso and composer with a 3 string double bass. To this day, the mastering of the Beethoven double bass symphonic parts are considered a basic standard for all orchestral double bass players.

Fiona Palmer, Domenico Dragonetti in England — pub. Mention is made of this on The Contrabass Shoppe web site which says 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.

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Some were directly bequeathed by Dragonetti, some were offered by Vincent Novelloand some were bought at auctions. He soon became the principal bassist. He took part between andin forty-six concerts held by the Philharmonic Society of London.

Dragonetti was a lover of the fine arts, and a collector of musical instruments as well as many art-related articles, such as concreto scores and paintings. In the Palmer biography, a footnote refers to a account by C. He is also remembered today for the Dragonetti bowwhich he evolved throughout his life. On that first trip to Vienna, Dragonetti also met Beethoven in a famous encounter. Later he became intimate with the Prince Consort and the Duke of Leinster.