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Wies De Boevé: Bottesini - Double bass concerto no. 2 - I. Allegro moderato

BOTTESINI, Giovanni

Concerto for double bass and piano no. 2 in B minor

I. Allegro moderato

 

Wies De Boevé, guest professor

Abel Ivars Morales, student

Jesús Gómez Madrigal, accompanying pianist

 

The professor starts the explanation at the end of the movement: when the player is at the climax, it is advisable to imagine a soprano singing (Maria Callas). The professor gives indications on trill fingerings, the dramatic meaning of a repetition −and the need to highlight− and the way to play the spiccato, like jumping.
After those corrections, they work on the movement from the beginning: bowings with a prouder character, articulation to clarify all the notes −involving a change of character−, and more attention to the harmonic changes, the bowings and the way to get more drama.