This June 2012 (6/12), we’re sharing links to our favorite performances of Mozart’s “Per Questa Bella Mano,” K.612:
This performance of Per Questa by leading Bottesini scholar Tom Martin may be the one recording taken from that composer’s personal transcription of the solo part. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsJCrCfx63E
Here’s a beautiful Per Questa as performed by Volkan Orhon, professor of double bass at the University of Iowa. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWfbX3Nkbn4
Dean Ferrell provides his own words as he both sings and plays (Mozart is in the next room with Herr Pickelberger’s daughter in this version. “An innocent cup of tea, that’s all it better be.”) www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIe5-8UN08E
As performed at the 2011 ISB convention by San Francisco Symphony assistant principal bass Stephen Tramontozzi and basso Andrea Silvestrelli, who popped in from the San Francisco Opera’s production of Das Rheingold, where was appearing as, what else, a giant! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB1CXZjXuvs
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