Minna Pensola, Antti Tikkanen, Tuomas Lehto & Niek De Groot - Rossini: Sonatas for Strings Nos. 1-3 - Hoffmeister: Double Bass Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 296 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 16 | Time: 68:26 min
The works gathered here hail from two different sets of string quartets: the four so-called Solo Quartetsby Franz Anton Hoffmeisterand GioachinoRossinis six String Sonatas(or Sonatea quattro). Both sets differ from the normal configuration in that they allow a double bass to take part, albeit in different ways. Rossini, who composed his sonatas at the age of 12 (!), left out the viola and gave the double bass a more or less conventional bass role albeit with occasional virtuosic outbursts.