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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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 Dragohetti Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria.
After only a few months, he became very famous in London, and his brilliant career was to last till the end. When he died, the following instruments were dispatched: He was soon noticed by Doretti, a violinist and composer of ball music, who took him along for public performance in Venice.
Dragonetti had no close family, but had many close friends in the musical world in London. 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.
The physical quality is his huge hand: On that second trip he became friends with composer Simon Sechterwho would become the dratonetti organist inand professor of composition at the Vienna Conservatorium in Retrieved from ” https: He wrote piano accompaniments to some of his concert pieces, and they maintained a lifelong correspondence. 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.
The authoritative source for information on him is the book of Dr.
Some were directly bequeathed by Dragonetti, some were offered by Vincent Novelloand some were bought at auctions. 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.
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 dragonrtti of considerable importancea decree made in gave Dragonetti a financial dragonettti. 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.
Palmer Clarendon Press Oxford seems to offer the most plausible account. One of his concertos was particularly remarked by the queen of Naples. Unfortunately, they were sold and could not be retrieved by their author when he returned to Venice after some years. Voncerto the age of thirteen, Dragonetti was appointed principal player at the Opera Buffa in Venice.
This was not at all standard in these times, as most players used to play – in one position – one note with the index finger, dragonerti one with the other three fingers in combination.
Dragonetti came back to Vienna for an extensive stay in He was acquainted with composers Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethovenwhom he visited on several occasions in Viennaand to whom he showed the possibilities of the double bass as a solo instrument.
He later was offered a place by the Tsar of Dfagonetti, which was declined and got him a salary raise in the Chapel.
Beethoven and he soon met and they were mutually pleased with each other. Concerro 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.
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 cnocerto, with a continuation in his wages, to go to the King’s Theatre in London.
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 visit was a huge success and generated some of his best known work.
Some of the compositions by Dragonetti include. Concerto for double bass and piano. Later he became intimate with the Prince Consort and the Duke of Leinster. Today, many of his letters, personal papers, compositions, solos and manuscripts are to be found in the British Library.
Many years afterwards Dragonetti related the following anecdote to Samuel Appleby, Esq. That leave was extended for three more years afterwards, but finally Dragonetti never returned to Venice for more than a brief period dratonetti the French occupation of the city, When about eighteen, in Trevisohe was invited to join the quartet of the Tommasini, and was noticed by Morosiniprocurator of Conderto Marcowho indulged him in auditioning for dragonett admission in the Chapel of San Marco.
In the Palmer biography, a footnote refers to a account by C. Views Read Edit View history. 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.
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