am on week seven of my goal of listening to one new classical recording each week. For the first six weeks, I have primarily focused on new release recordings. This week's pick was released in 2002 but is new to me. I make violins, violas, and cellos, but I have never made a double bass. Similarly, I believe that I am well versed in much of the repertoire for violin, viola, and cello, but not for double bass.
Thus, to better familiarize myself with this repertoire, this week's album pick is the Meyer and Bottesini Concertos performed by double bassist Edgar Meyer, with Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. The album contains the following pieces:
Meyer: Double Concerto for Cello, Double Bass, & Orchestra
Bottesini: Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B Minor
Meyer: Double Bass Concerto in D Major
Bottesini: Gran Duo Concentrate for Violin, Double Bass and String Orchestra