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Rossini's unusual duet

Cello and Double Bassfrom Music Skanner

November 11, 2020

Gioacchino Rossini wrote an unusual string duet in 1824, which was played ONCE...and then disappeared for a century and a half. It's a duet for cello and double bass, and it's now back in circulation. On today's show, hear Joel Dallow and Karl Fenner of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra play Rossini's unusual duet.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 26 in G Minor, Op. 20 No. 3, Hob. III:33: II. Minuet. Allegretto
Tetzlaff Quartet
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 - Haydn: String Quartet No. 26
Ondine Records NA

Er Nie: Dance of the Golden Snake
Kunming Nie Er Symphony Orchestra; Huang Yi, conductor
Music in the Air (MISA), Concert Hall, Symphony Hall, Shanghai, China

Piano Puzzler: Contestant is Jonathan Jager calling from Los Angeles, CA

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Op. 130
Tetzlaff Quartet
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Hour 2

Gioacchino Rossini, arr. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: The Barber of Seville, paraphrase on "Largo al factotum"
Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano
The Fiddler Of The Opera
DG 447 640

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Gioacchino Rossini: Duo for Cello and Bass in D Major
Joel Dallow, ello; Karl Fenner, bass
Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hall , Atlanta, GA

Valerie Coleman: Suite: Portraits of Josephine
Imani Winds
UChicago Presents, Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL