Quintet no. 18 in C major
for solo double bass, violin, two violas and basso.
Edited by John Feeney.
Grancino Editions EDB1.
Score and parts: 100 pp.
Available: Ships April 5th, 2010
Price: $36 / £32 / €32
From the CD: Dragonetti's New Academy. John Feeney, double bass with the Loma Mar Quartet (see below for more information on this recording)
Download a sample of the score: PDF (53KB)
Video taken during the recording of the CD (courtesy Stanford Lee Wilson)
John Feeney, soloist with the Loma Mar Quartet.
Editor John Feeney and the Loma Mar Quartet have recorded Dragonetti’s Quintet no. 18 on their new CD, Dragonetti’s New Academy. Through stylish performances using period instruments, Feeney and his colleagues bring Dragonetti’s forgotten chamber music to the fore, showcasing them as musical gems of the 19th century. The recording is available to purchase through our ONLINE SHOP.
John Feeney is principal double bass of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the period instrument groups - American Classical Orchestra, Grand Tour Orchestra and also plays principal bass for Sinfonia New York. A chamber musician and soloist of international renown, he is a frequent guest with the Smithsonian Chamber players, the Four Nations Ensemble and Artek. First prize-winner of the Concert Artists Guild and Zimmerman-Mingus International Competitions and medalist-prizewinner in the Geneva and Isle of Man Competitions, his performances of double bass concertos, with orchestras such as the American Symphony and St. Luke’s, include engagements at Carnegie and Alice Tully Halls and many other major NYC venues. In 2007 he gave the world premiere of Paquito D’Rivera’s “Conversations With Cachao” a concerto for clarinet/sax, double bass and orchestra at the Caramoor International Music Festival with Paquito D’Rivera and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Later that year he and Paquito played with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional in Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. John has been prolific at transcribing music for the double bass and violone and is an avid Viennese violonist. In 2009 he founded “Dragonetti’s New Academy” (DNA) a string quintet dedicated to performing familiar and forgotten music. Under the auspices of the Classical Recording Foundation, DNA has completed their first world premiere recording of unpublished music of Domenico Dragonetti. These works are being published by Grancino Editions in a new complete edition edited by Mr. Feeney called Domenico Dragonetti: The Complete Chamber Music. John has also recorded extensively for most major record labels and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School.
Dragonetti’s 1590 Gasparo da Salò double bass
We extend our special thanks to Sergio Scaramelli for granting us permission to use the photograph of Dragonetti’s 1590 Gasparo da Salò double bass above. In 2007 Mr. Scaramelli was entrusted by the city of Venice to preform a complete restoration of Dragonetti’s prized instrument. You may read more about this amazing instrument and Mr. Scaramelli’s work on his website, www.contrabbassi.it.