Domenico Dragonetti, Claudio Marignon, Orchestra Di Padova E Del Vento, Ubaldo Fioravanti, Teodora Campagnaro – Dragonetti: Double Bass Concerto.
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He left Venice on 16 Septemberpartly under the influence of his friend, Giovanni Battista Cimador who composed a concerto concero 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 Dragonetti was not more remarkable for his astounding execution than for the deep, genuine musical feeling which elevated and ennobled it.
He is also remembered today for the Dragonetti bowwhich he evolved throughout his life. On that second occasion, Haydn met Dragonetti, who dragojetti a very good friend, and who visited him in Vienna in 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.
Unfortunately, they were sold and could not be retrieved by their author when he returned to Venice after some years. He finally joined the institution on 13 September as the last of the five double bass players of the Chapel with a yearly income of 25 ducats. When about eighteen, in Trevisohe was invited to join the quartet of the Tommasini, and was noticed by Morosiniprocurator of Baxs Marcowho indulged him in auditioning for the admission in the Chapel of San Marco.
Composerdouble bassistpedagogue. 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. Because of Dragonetti’s unprecedented virtuosity as a soloist, attractive offers of work were made from both London and Moscow. 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.
At the age of thirteen, Dragonetti was appointed principal player at the Opera Buffa in Venice. On that first trip to Vienna, Dragonetti also met Beethoven in a famous encounter. Dragonetti had no close family, but had many close friends in the musical world in London.
Some were directly bequeathed by Dragonetti, some were offered by Vincent Novelloand some were xoncerto at auctions.
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.
The physical quality is his huge hand: 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. After only a few months, he became very famous in London, and his brilliant cor was to last till the end.
Double Bass Concerto in G major, Op.1 (Dragonetti, Domenico)
He made a first attempt inwhich was lost to Antonio Spinelli. Many years afterwards Dragonetti related the following anecdote to Samuel Appleby, Esq.
He wrote piano accompaniments to some of his base pieces, and they maintained a lifelong correspondence. To this day, the mastering of the Beethoven double bass symphonic parts are considered a basic standard for all orchestral double bass players. At fourteen he was appointed principal double bass player in the Grand Opera Seria at the San Benedetto theatre.
He began playing the guitar and the double bass by himself on his father’s instruments. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Later he became intimate with the Prince Consort and the Duke of Leinster. 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.
It was particularly important dragonettk 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. Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti 7 April — 16 April was an Italian double bass virtuoso and composer with a 3 string double bass.
Domenico Dragonetti – Wikipedia
Concerto for double bass and piano. Dragonetti was known for his formidable strength and stamina. By that time he had become notable throughout Europe and had turned down several opportunities, including offers from the Tsar of Russia.
Dragonetti was again in Vienna in and got to meet once more Beethoven, who had just written Wellington’s Victoryto do,enico the victory of Wellington over the French armies of King Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria. This page was last edited on 8 Augustat He was soon noticed by Doretti, a violinist and composer of ball music, who took him along for public performance in Venice.
Inhe finally moved to London to play in the orchestra of the King’s Theatreand settled there for the remainder of his life.
Today, many of his letters, personal papers, compositions, solos and manuscripts are to be found in the British Library. He was an avid collector, and did indeed collect dolls, sometimes taking one along on trips to amuse the children, of whom he was very fond. That leave was extended for three more years afterwards, but finally Dragonetti never returned to Venice for more than a brief period during the Doulbe occupation of doublee city, 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.
Fiona Dragohetti, Domenico Dragonetti in England — pub. The story that he kept and often traveled with a collection of life-sized cloth mannequins, bringing them to his concerts and having them placed in front row seats of theaters, and even introducing one of these dolls as his wife, is completely unsubstantiated. Beethoven and he soon met and they were mutually pleased with each other. When he died, the following instruments were dispatched: Berenzi, who suggests that the instrument may have been made vor 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.
Another trip was therefore scheduled in The unlucky contrabassists of orchestras had frequent occasions during the next few years to know that this new revelation of the powers and possibilities of their instrument to Beethoven was not forgotten.
In the Palmer biography, a footnote refers to a account by C. They doule granted him a leave for a year, with a continuation in his wages, to go to the King’s Theatre in Fkr.
They made a specialty at playing Arcangelo Corelli ‘s sonatas.