Mark Morton, Bottesini’s Greatest Hits

Giovanni Bottesini is considered one of the most pivotal figures in the development of both technique and literature for the double bass. From the liner notes: “Known as the Paganini of the Double Bass,” Bottesini’s facility on the double bass is more than apparent through his compositions and ….reviews.” The same could be said of Mark Morton’s performance on this double CD that features selections from Bottesini and Paganini. This recording is particularly unique as Mark Morton recorded the piano part (the first track in 2009) and then the bass track (the final one in 2011) over an extended period of time. Play all.

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