Rossini bass-cello duet

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  1. mjt0229

    mjt0229 Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    I'm thinking of performing the Rossini bass-cello duet later this year. I've been playing from something I found on IMSLP, but I think there may be some wrong notes. Does anyone have a favorite edition of that piece? What do people commonly play from? Apart from the Dragonetti bass-cello duet, are there other pieces for that instrumentation I should look at?
  2. Jborg


    Feb 1, 2018
    Long Island, NY
    Sorry I can’t be any help, but heard the Rossini duets for the first time last week. Now I feel like I have a mission to study these. Beautiful music!
  3. Alfred Schnittke Hymn for Bass and Cello

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  4. neilG


    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    Harald Genzmer Six Bagatelles.
  5. neilG


    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    Bukinik Fantasy Op. 11 (on IMSLP)
  6. mjt0229

    mjt0229 Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    Cool, thanks! We performed the Rossini at the end of August and it went pretty well. I played from the Bärenreiter edition, which I found online at a reasonable price. It has some differences from the part on IMSLP, as well as some nice historical notes.

    I'll look at some of these other pieces, I'd like to do some more small group playing. It's really great for working on intonation and musicality.
  7. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    This is one of my favorite renditions (3rd movement only):
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  8. mjt0229

    mjt0229 Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    Awesome. I wish I were that funny. Or had such a nice beard. We might play it again at the orchestra's end of the year fundraiser, so I may borrow a few ideas (I liked when the bassist took some things up an octave, and there are a few other spots where I could maybe copy a cello lick or two).
  9. ILIA


    Jan 27, 2006
    the IMSLP version is rubbish. Get the edition published by Yorke.
  10. Co.


    Sep 10, 2006
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