Tuesday 7 April 2015

Tuneful Tuesday: Domenico Dragonetti

Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti (Venice, Italy, 7th April 1763 – London, England, 16th April 1846)

Today we mark the birth of Domenico Dragonetti, a celebrated double bassist and composer who was born in Italy.

Dragonetti enjoyed great success throughout Europe and was passionate about awakening people to the musical potential of his beloved double bass. Despite his continental success as both bassist and composer, it was in England that he felt most at home and here he spent the last fifty years of his life, performing at both public and private events.


Drayton Bird said...

Besides changing the status of the double bass, he was more than a little peculiar, it seems: http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2012/04/domenico_dragonetti_realdoll.php

Catherine Curzon said...