Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintets (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintets (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:17:20 minutes | 1,43 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded for the first time, the C minor Second String Quintet adopts the string quartet-with-second cello scoring employed by Schubert and Boccherini to create a work of rhythmic vitality, colour and contrasting moods. Also receiving its premiere recording, the intricately designed Third String Quintet, in A major, employs the two-viola instrumentation preferred by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven and is, as Toby Deller observes in his booklet notes, “the more lyrically Romantic work of the three on this recording, with four sharply characterised movements”.

Scored for string quartet and double bass, Bottesini’s Naples-composed First String Quintet, dedicated to Mercadante and familiarly known as the “Gran Quintetto” in C minor, completes the programme. It seamlessly marries a venerable and inherited Italian instrumental tradition with the bel canto poetry of Italian romantic opera.

Tracklist:
01. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 2 in E Minor: I. Moderato (10:19)
02. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 2 in E Minor: II. Minuetto. Allegro moderato (05:17)
03. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 2 in E Minor: III. Andante sostenuto (05:22)
04. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 2 in E Minor: IV. Allegro vivo (05:22)
05. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 99 “Gran quintetto”: I. Allegro moderato (09:55)
06. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 99 “Gran quintetto”: II. Scherzo. Allegro ma non troppo (05:05)
07. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 99 “Gran quintetto”: III. Adagio (06:04)
08. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 99 “Gran quintetto”: IV. Finale. Allegro con brio (04:28)
09. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 3 in A Major: I. Allegro moderato (09:57)
10. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 3 in A Major: II. Scherzo. Allegro moderato (04:14)
11. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 3 in A Major: III. Andante (04:43)
12. Leon Bosch & I Musicanti – Bottesini: String Quintet No. 3 in A Major: IV. Finale. Allegro vivace (06:29)

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