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The Paganini of the Double Bass: Bottesini in Britain
DescriptionThe achievements of Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889) as a solo performer on the double bass tower above those of any other player before or since. In fact it’s hard to think of any other field of human endeavour where one person has gone so far beyond everybody else. For nearly fifty years he astonished and delighted audiences on four continents. This new biography The Paganini of the Double Bass: Bottesini in Britain tells the complete life story of this remarkable man. He visited Britain over tw
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I hope it's ok to tell everybody about this here. My new biography of Bottesini, written during lockdown to celebrate the great man's bicentenary, is now available from your local Amazon. It's based on nearly 10,000 mentions in 19th century British newspapers, music magazines of the day from Italy, France & Germany and ... ... more
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