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Bottesini Gran Duo/Duetto Clarinet and Bass

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by poupiu, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. poupiu


    Jun 14, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    After reading all of the threads on this piece, I still don't know which one to pick to learn, or if I get all of the differences between the two

    Grad Duo:
    - A clarinet, orchestral tuning bass?
    - Transcription of the violin and bass Gran Duo
    - Costs twice as much as the duetto (so would this mean that this one is played more often?)

    - Bb clarinet, 1 and 1/2 step higher tuned bass
    - Apparently closer to original/intended tuning

    Did I get this right? Which one would you suggest to play?
  2. Provbass1

    Provbass1 Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2009
    There is a version of bass/clarinet duo with bass in orch tuning
    Violin/bass is completely different piece