I have been trying to locate recordings of the Capuzzi Concerto for my students for a long time. Since it is considered a student piece, there aren’t really any professional recordings of it.
YouTube is a real boon for student pieces. I really hope that more pieces like the Capuzzi get put up on YouTube–it’s an easy and useful way to let students get an idea of how such music flows.
This is a recording of a 16 year old Swedish bassist playing the first movement of the Capuzzi Concerto with either her high school orchestra or her youth orchestra. The bass is somewhat hard to hear, but she plays the piece well. It’s a youth orchestra, so expect some intonation and ensemble fuzziness, but it is definitely worth checking out for people looking to hear a performance of this piece.
Check out how long the orchestral introduction really is (!), and check out her cadenza at the end of the piece:
- Capuzzi with piano – video
- Student performance of Bottesini Concerto – video
- Vito Viuzzi plays music by Nino Rota – video
- Bogdon Box Bass and regular bass duel – video
- Dragonetti Concerto mvt 1 – video