Domenico Dragonetti, Claudio Marignon, Orchestra Di Padova E Del Vento, Ubaldo Fioravanti, Teodora Campagnaro – Dragonetti: Double Bass Concerto.
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The authoritative source for information on him is the book of Dr. 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.
They even granted him a leave for a year, with a continuation in his wages, to go to the King’s Theatre in London. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.
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. Another trip was therefore scheduled in In fifty years, he became a prominent figure in draonetti musical domenivo of the English capital, performing 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.
Many years afterwards Dragonetti related the following anecdote to Samuel Appleby, Esq. He took part between andin forty-six concerts held by the Philharmonic Society of London. 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, Composerdouble bassistpedagogue.
At the Italian Opera orchestra, he met the cellist Robert Lindleywho became his close friend and with whom he shared the stand during fifty-two years. 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.
One of his concertos was particularly remarked by the queen of Naples. Later he became intimate with the Prince Consort and the Domnico of Leinster.
Views Dragobetti Edit View history. 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 He is also remembered today for the Dragonetti bowwhich he evolved throughout his life. To this day, the mastering of the Beethoven double bass symphonic parts are considered a basic standard for all fpr double dragnoetti players.
Dragonetti was again in Vienna in and got to meet once more Beethoven, who had dragontti written Wellington’s Victoryto celebrate the victory of Wellington over the French armies of King Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria. 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.
He began playing the guitar and the double bass by himself on his father’s instruments. 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.
Mention is made drsgonetti this on The Contrabass Shoppe web site which says When about eighteen, in Trevisohe drayonetti invited to join the quartet of the Tommasini, and was noticed by Morosiniprocurator of San Marcowho indulged him in auditioning for the admission in the Chapel of San Marco. 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.
This was not at all standard eomenico 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.
Double Bass Concerto in G major, Op.1 (Dragonetti, Domenico)
When he died, the following instruments were dispatched: He fog soon noticed by Doretti, a violinist and composer of ball music, who took him along for public performance in Venice. After only a few months, he became very famous in London, and his brilliant career was to dragometti till the end. 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 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.
At fourteen he was appointed principal double bass player in the Grand Opera Seria at the San Benedetto theatre. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Dragonetti had no close family, but had many close friends in the musical world in London. He was now – in the spring ofso far as the means are at hand of determining the time – returning to London doubel a visit to his native city, Venice, and his route took him to Vienna, where he remained several weeks.
At the age of 82, Domsnico visited Bonn in August to participate in the 3-day music festival held as part of the inauguration of the Beethoven Monument there.
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Domenico Dragonetti – Concerto for Double Bass – Music Sales Classical
In his remains were moved to the Roman Catholic cemetery at Wembley. 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 bass the republic of Venice.
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.