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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Many years afterwards Dragonetti related baes following anecdote to Samuel Appleby, Esq. 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.

Domenico Dragonetti – Wikipedia

At the age of thirteen, Dragonetti was appointed principal player at the Opera Buffa in Venice. Dragonetti was a lover of the fine arts, and a collector of musical instruments as well as many art-related articles, such as original scores and paintings.

Concerto for double bass and piano. 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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In his remains were moved to the Roman Catholic cemetery at Wembley. Dragonetti was known for his formidable strength and stamina.

At the age of twelve, he was placed under the tuition of Berini, the best master for the double bass in Venice, bss decided after only eleven lessons that he could not teach the boy anything more. Liben Publishers,piano score p.


The physical quality is his huge hand: When he dragobetti, the following instruments were dispatched: The visit was a huge success and generated some of his best known work. On that first trip to Vienna, Dragonetti also met Beethoven in a famous encounter.

Dragonetti was not more remarkable for his astounding execution than for the deep, genuine musical feeling which elevated and ennobled it.

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Mention is made of this on The Contrabass Shoppe web site which says 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. He died in his Leicester square lodgings at the age of 83 and was buried on 23 April in the vaults of the Roman Catholic chapel of St Dragonegti, Moorfields.

In the Palmer biography, a footnote refers to a account by C. Similarly, conderto is reputed that Dragonetti was presented with an instrument made by Gasparo da Salo — by the Benedictine nuns who occupied St Peter’s monastery in Vicenza where Dragonetti lived and played in the Grand Opera.

He never did learn to speak English, expressing himself in a mixture of Italian, English, French and Venetian dialect, but was an astute businessman, and in fact, helped his surviving family in Venice financially.

In fifty years, he cncerto a prominent figure in the musical events of the English capital, performing at the concerts of the Philharmonic Society of London as well as in more private events, where he would meet the most influential persons in the country, like the Prince Consort and the Duke of Leinster. Because of Dragonetti’s unprecedented virtuosity as a soloist, attractive offers of work were made from both London and Moscow.


They made a specialty at playing Arcangelo Corelli ‘s sonatas. 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.

A hand endowed with bzss fingers so long, big and agile, that all five, including the bent thumb, go up and down the fingerboard each playing a note. 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 orchestra of considerable importancea decree made in gave Dragonetti a financial gratuity.

This page was last edited on 8 Augustat Some were directly bequeathed by Dragonetti, some were offered by Vincent Novelloand some were bought at auctions. By that time he had become notable throughout Europe and had turned down several opportunities, including offers from the Tsar of Russia. Some of the compositions by Dragonetti include.

Retrieved from ” https: He wrote piano accompaniments to some of his concert pieces, and they maintained a lifelong correspondence. He was now – in the spring ofso far as the means are at hand of determining the time – returning to London from a visit to his native conceeto, Venice, and his route took him to Vienna, where he remained several weeks.

Later he became intimate with the Prince Consort and the Duke of Leinster.