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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Palmer Clarendon Press Oxford seems to offer the most plausible account. 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.

He became very famous at the time, started playing solo pieces, which was exceptional at the draognetti 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.

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 He was soon noticed by Doretti, a violinist and composer of ball music, who took him along for public performance in Venice.

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 dragonettu of St Mary, Moorfields.

Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti 7 April — 16 April was an Italian double bass virtuoso and composer with a 3 string double bass. Views Read Edit View history.

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The premiere of this work, as well as of Beethoven’s seventh symphony was performed on 8 December in the University’s Festsaal, with Dragonetti leading the double basses. He took part between andin forty-six concerts held by the Philharmonic Society of London.


A hand endowed with five fingers so long, big and agile, that all five, including the bent thumb, go up and down the fingerboard each playing a note. In his remains were moved to the Roman Catholic cemetery at Wembley. The visit was a huge success and generated some of his best known work. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Concerto for double bass and piano. 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. To this day, the mastering of the Beethoven double bass symphonic parts are considered a basic standard for all orchestral double bass players. 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.

They even granted him a leave for a year, with a continuation in his wages, to go to the King’s Theatre in London. Another trip was therefore scheduled in Liben Publishers,piano score p. Because of Dragonetti’s unprecedented virtuosity as a soloist, attractive offers of work were made from both London and Moscow.

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At fourteen he was appointed principal double bass player in the Grand Opera Seria at the San Benedetto theatre. Unfortunately, they were sold and could not be retrieved by their author when he returned to Venice after some years.

Dragonetti was not more remarkable for his astounding execution than for the deep, genuine musical feeling which elevated and ennobled it.

Fiona Palmer, Domenico Dragonetti in England — pub. By that time he had become notable throughout Europe and had turned down several opportunities, including offers from the Tsar of Russia. At the age of 82, Dragonetti visited Bonn in August to participate in dragonrtti 3-day music festival held as part of the inauguration of the Beethoven Monument there.

After only a few months, he became very famous in London, and his brilliant career was to sragonetti till the end. When about eighteen, in Trevisohe was invited to join the quartet of the Tommasini, and was noticed by Morosini drabonetti, procurator of San Marcowho indulged him in auditioning for the admission in the Chapel of San Marco.

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 dragonefti the common rule at the time. Dragonetti was known for his formidable strength and stamina. InJoseph Haydn accepted a lucrative offer from German impresario Johann Peter Salomon to visit England and conduct new symphonies with large orchestras.

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This page was last edited on 8 Augustat He wrote piano accompaniments to some of his concert pieces, and they maintained a lifelong correspondence. Berenzi, who suggests that the instrument may have been made for 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.

Inhe finally moved to London to play in the orchestra of the King’s Theatreand settled there for the remainder of his life. The physical quality is his huge hand: It was particularly important 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.

Later he became intimate with the Prince Consort and the Duke of Leinster. Retrieved from ” https: He began playing the guitar and the double bass by himself on his father’s instruments. In fifty years, he became a prominent figure in the musical events of the Draglnetti capital, dragojetti at the concerts of the Philharmonic Society of London as well as in more private events, where he would meet the most influential persons in the country, like the Prince Consort and the Duke of Leinster.

That leave was extended for three more years afterwards, but finally Dragonetti never returned to Venice for more than a brief period during the French occupation of the city, Today, many of his letters, personal papers, compositions, solos and manuscripts are to be found in the British Library.

One of his concertos was particularly remarked by the basss of Naples.