Welcome to Exploring Chamber Music with Chicago Symphony bassist Brad Opland and the Chicago Chamber Musicians. This Contrabass Conversations special series highlights chamber music that includes the double bass. Learn more about the Chicago Chamber Musicians by visiting their website at chicagochambermusic.org.
Today’s program features several works by double bass virtuoso and composer Giovanni Bottesini. All works were recorded live on January 3rd, 2004, at Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago.
- Our first piece on the program is the Gran Duo in A for Clarinet and Double Bass by Giovanni Bottesini. This performance features Larry Combs on clarinet and Brad Opland on bass
- Our next piece on the program is the Gran Duo in A for Violin and Double Bass, with violnist Jasmine Lin joining Brad for this next segment
- We conclude today’s program Bottesini’s Passione Amorosa, performed here today by bassists Brad Opland and Dan Armstrong.
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