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GARY KARR

"It's outstanding and has more information than any other website for the contrabasso. My hat is off to you, Vito!"

NO - PROFIT WEBSITE

Dear collegues and visitors,

I have to explain some little things.

This a no professional website but it is a simple "my invention".

 

 Naturally I will talk about myself, my country (Italy) ,my little town Conversano, my parents, my friends and so on.

 

But I would like also to talk about the "Culture of the Double Bass" in every sense, expecially in relation to the "classic doublebass" (also Jazz players, naturally, are welcomed!).


I don't know a lot about the classic doublebass and so it's a good manner to study it better.

 

In every page you will find a lot of "OFF TOPIC"!!

 

I know my English is terrible and no correct. I beg your pardon!

 

My Best Bass Regards.

 

Vito Liuzzi

 

P.S.: remember that this site is ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION ...when I have  free time I add something ... until the megabytes don't finish!
You can find scores (sheet music)  or Methods or EVERYTHING YOU NEED EVERYWHERE :-) !!

VITO D. LIUZZI

Professor of Double Bass in "G.Paisiello" University of Music - Doctor of Law - Public Journalist

MY CHANNEL on YOUTUBE

Vito : the first "joung" Recital on TELEVISION

A little bit of "Divertimento Concertante" by Nino Rota for Telenorba TV (italian television broadcasting). I was 21 years old with an enormous emotion. Telenorba TV didn 't give me the the rights of their shots. So I thank my brother Rino for his amatorial shots remembering me of this incredible experience. Musics of the hole recital:

"Divertimento concertante" by Nino Rota, Koussevitzky Concerto in Fa#-, "Capriccio di Bravura" by G. Bottesini, "Elegia and Tarantella" by G. Bottesini.


In these very old videos the input level recording of camera is always the same: the final result is that you can't appreciate the correct dynamics!!!

VITO LIUZZI - "Tarantella" by Bottesini (and Gavotta by Lorenziti)

GARY KARR says:

your Bottesini Tarantella performance  is very impressive and makes me wonder why you are afraid to play with Tom Martin? You're great and have a terrific facility. Bravissimo! Your musical concept makes a lot of sense to me, but I'm not Italian! If anyone should know how to interpret a Tarantella, it's YOU!!

 

TOMAHS MARTIN says:

I listened to your Tarantella. I thought the general level very good and I enjoyed listening to it. I thought the tempo for a Tarantella correct if a hair too slow. With many it becomes a caracature owing to a too fast non tarantella tempo. For example as you rightly do, there is no "meno mosso" where the melody comes - it only says "Cantabile" indicating that the two tempi are the same. Intonation seems very good.

Congratulations.

Vito Liuzzi and  "Romanza Drammatica" (G. Bottesini)

GARY KARR's brief opinion:

 

All your musical instincts are excellent. You have a wonderful sound and a lyrical concept that I like very much. You have a very good sense of the bow draw (unlike most solo bassists) but you need to learn how to relax more with the bow and play closer to the bridge without pressing. You're a great talent and I am flattered that you asked for my opinion.

 

Vito Liuzzi - Koussevitzky Concerto in F#min more R. Gliere "Intermezzo"

"I like to play the final part in Koussevitzky all staccato or spiccato -and not legato- just because in a large hall the public can apprepiate every note, from the first to the last one.

Everytime I have to decide what it's better also in relation to the acustical problems !!"

Vito

prof.dr. Vito Domenico Liuzzi

The Genius

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GARY KARR talks about my WEBSITE:           

 

"I'm not surprised by the success of your new website. It's outstanding and has more information than any other website for the contrabbasso. Your design is simple to use, very well organized and very attractive to the eye. I love your photos of your technique with the bow. They are a very useful tool for teachers and students. In fact, the entire website is a gold mine of information. Bravo to you, Vito, for creating this excellent reference source for anyone interested in our instrument. What you accomplished is nothing short of brilliant! My hat is off to you!".

Gary Karr

 

Thanks a lot Maestro Karr.

This site is simply "an idea" to do something different expecially for young students. Perhaps they can find much more than I was a young student. 

 

NATURALLY IN A NO-PROFIT WEBSITE with NO ADVERTISEMENTS !!!

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PINO ETTORRE

Primo Contrabbasso "Teatro La Scala" Milano, solista, docente, compositore

La trovo una iniziativa fantastica. Hai fatto un lavoro
enorme e,ritengo, utilissimo, perché dà la possibilità a tutti di prendere
almeno coscienza di questi grandi del passato, peraltro un passato
abbastanza recente. Sorprendente che nessuno ti abbia ringraziato per questo
grande lavoro (tra l'altro ho visto che ci sono anche altri titoli

interessanti), sicuramente lo faccio io, grazie Vito!, credo che davvero sia
un grande contributo per la storia italiana del nostro strumento. "Pino Ettorre"

 (english version)

I find it a great idea. You have done a job

enormous and, I think, very useful, because it gives the chance for everyone to take

least aware of these greats of the past, also a past

quite recently. Surprising that no one has thanked you for this

great job (among other things I have seen that there are other titles

interesting), I certainly do, thanks Vito!, I think that really is

a great contribution to Italian history of our instrument.

                       Joel Quarrington

 

"I have visited your website and find it really, really wonderful and with so much interesting material! Bravo!!"

 

 

                         Thomas Martin

 

I looked at the your site ... Great!

 

                   

 

 

"It is the most comprehensive contrabass site I have ever seen. A person could spend a lifetime perusing through Mr. Liuzzi pages of information

history and music files. And site keeps growing. A job VERY well done! Thank you Vito."
Frederick Charlton 

Apprezzo molto la tua idea di Liberta'
  I really like this place , it's a place for all , you can read every thought always about the same thing , the same Love , Music and the Bass .
                      Stefano Sciascia

LEON BOSH

Vito,

Your website is magnificent and a truly wonderful resource for all bass players.

Your hard work enjoys my complete admiration, keep doing it!!


Leon Bosch.

Giovanni Bottesini "TESTORE"

It was owned by James Merritt in London. He was very old at the time and had retired. After he died, it was sold to a scoundrel who purchased it from Merritt's wife for almost nothing! He then sold it to an instrument company in Japan for 2000 times what he paid for it and then the instrument company sold it to a Dr. Kumada (a prominent psychiatrist) who build a high platform in his house which displayed the great Testore.

 

Well, at the moment we know other things. Doctor KUMADA has death some years ago.The family doesn't sell teh Testore of Bottesini.
One of a reason
Daughter's husband is  contrabass player who graduated from a college of music. He is not a professional doublebass player.

 

Just some doubts: in all over the world there are other supposed Testore. Are they original?? Is it the Kumada family's one the original. My research stops here.

But sincerly I think Kumada family in Japan has got the original one, in Osaka.

 

Domenico DRAGONETTI's original bow restored

Bow used by Domenico Dragonetti (restored). Note: the frog is blocked from two rings. The tension hairs was always the same! But we also know that sometimes double bass players use to change the tension using probably two fingers.
Bow used by Domenico Dragonetti (restored). Note: the frog is blocked from two rings. The tension hairs was always the same! But we also know that sometimes double bass players use to change the tension using probably two fingers.

SERGEI KOUSSEVITZKY

S. Koussevitzky
S. Koussevitzky

The authentic sound of S. KOUSSEVITZKY - listen to the large use of "glissando"!

Sergei KOUSSEVITZKY plays Wiegenlied
No virus or something similar.
Wiegenlied.mp3
File audio MP3 4.0 MB
Valse miniature
Valse Miniature.mp3
File audio MP3 3.7 MB
MINUETTO in G minor
All played by Sergei Koussevitzky
** No absolutely virus or other **
Minuet In G Major.mp3
File audio MP3 4.1 MB
Chanson Triste
Chanson Triste.mp3
File audio MP3 6.4 MB

GIOVANNI BOTTESINI (1821-1889)

G.BOTTESINI
G.BOTTESINI

My italian liuther "DONATO RUBINO"

A younger and "thinner" teacher with some of his Korean Students

AN OLDER TEACHER WITH SOME OF HIS STUDENTS

My father Mimmo insigned to the Merit of "CAVALIERE del LAVORO" form Italian President Of Republic

Mimmo insigned to the merit of "Cavaliere del lavoro" from Italian President of Republic
Mimmo insigned to the merit of "Cavaliere del lavoro" from Italian President of Republic

CONVERSANO - Where I live

TARANTO (where I Teach)

WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY

THE SOUND OF THE "GASPARO da SALO'" (DRAGONETTI's DOUBLEBASS) 1590 IN THIS INCREDIBLE VIDEO.

PINO ETTORRE PLAYS WITH THE ORIGINAL DRAGONETTI's BOW.

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Go at the end of the page about Michele Cellaro, or click on the photo for "Beatles Fantasy" (double bass and piano)

 GIOVANNI BOTTESINI (1821, crema -1889 Parma)

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All about Giovanni Bottesini also in English translation

THE DOUBLE BASS BLOG

by Vito Liuzzi

THOMAS MARTIN & TIMOTHY COBB : Vol 5 (Bottesini)

http://www.thomasmartin.co.uk/double_bass_news_bottesini.asp

 

Please contact the link above or the one on the right of this site (directly to Naxos) to buy the new Cd vol 5 by Thomas Martin and Timothy Cobb.

 

And please don't copy it among you. For a doublebass player it's no morally accepted.

 

Great job, imho. HR

 

 

ALL BOTTTESINI AS YOU NEVER SEEN (in ENGLISH) -free

prof. GASPARE NELLO VETRO

Thanks prof. Gaspare Nello Vetro and to his main collaborators for having create the most important book about Giovanni Bottesini. Sincerly from all bass World

BOTTESINI IN ENGLISH.rar
Archivio dati compresso 8.1 MB
BOTTESINI IN ENGLISH.rar
Archivio dati compresso 6.8 MB

THE OTHER PART OF THE BOOK IS IS in THE PAGE CALLED "Bottesini in English". So download before these pages and then the other pages!!!! Pay attention!!

FERNANDO GRILLO

"The voice of contemporary world"

HANS ROELOSFEN

BERGONZI front
BERGONZI front
BERGONZI back
BERGONZI back
BERGONZI riccio
BERGONZI riccio
MARCONCINI front
MARCONCINI front
MARCONCINI back
MARCONCINI back
MARCONCINI head "riccio"
MARCONCINI head "riccio"

CERUTI and his "Dragonetti"

THOMAS MARTIN says:

"We all must thank you, Dear Vito, for your tireless work for all of us bassists!"  You are doing so much for your colleagues and your art.

prof.dr. Vito Domenico Liuzzi "Doctor of Law" -"Magna cum Laude"

dr. Vito Liuzzi
dr. Vito Liuzzi

TRANSLATOR

"A TRIBUTE TO TEPPO" - Teppo Hauta-aho "THE KING" by Nbbrecords

DAN STYFFE "Octophonia" NEW CD

THIERRY BARBE'

CATALIN ROTARU or "The PAGANINI of the DOUBLE BASS"

MAURICIO ANNUNZIATA & his New Three Concertos for doublebass (free download)

Click on the image for the free download
Click on the image for the free download

MARCOS MACHADO & His New Book (VOL.1) for The Left Hand. HR!

SPERGER DUO - "Sonatas for Double Bass and Piano" with PILIP JARO & Xénia Jarovà

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

PINO ETTORRE

LEON BOSH

BOTTESINI

ALBERTO BOCINI

DAN STYFFE

DAXUN ZHANG

NICHOLAS BAYLEY

MARCOS MACHADO

METAMORFORA
METAMORFORA

JOEL QUARRINGTON

Garden Scene
Garden Scene

ORAZIO FERRARI

MICHAEL WOLF

MICHAEL WOLF BOOK, if you like click on to Schott Edition
MICHAEL WOLF BOOK, if you like click on to Schott Edition

 

PIERMARIO MURELLI

PIERMARIO MURELLI - "Nuova didattica per contrabbasso " Ed. RICORDI

ALFREDO TREBBI

ALFREDO TREBBI - Novissimo manuale semiserio per contrabbasso (click on the picture above to read more)
ALFREDO TREBBI - Novissimo manuale semiserio per contrabbasso (click on the picture above to read more)

RICCARDO CROTTI

GEIRD REINKE

BOGUSLAW FURTOK

SILVIO DALLA TORRE

ENRICO FAGONE

IRINA KALINA GOUDEVA

MICHAEL KLINGHOFFER

OVIDIU BADILA

ALFRED PLANIAVSKY

MAURIZIO TURRIZIANI

THE BASS GANG

Thomas Martin & Timothy Cobb

SILVIA MATTEI

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THE BASS SONORITY

THE BASS SONORITY: Vito Liuzzi, Michele Cellaro, Vincenzo Chiapperini, Leonardo Presicci, Giuseppe Lillo, Giovanni Rinaldi
THE BASS SONORITY: Vito Liuzzi, Michele Cellaro, Vincenzo Chiapperini, Leonardo Presicci, Giuseppe Lillo, Giovanni Rinaldi

DONOVAN STOKES

STEFANO SCODANIBBIO

Dead in Macerata at 55 years old

CATALIN ROTARU

FEDERICO BAGNASCO

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ALFREDO TREBBI

Lo Zen e l' arte di imparare uno strumento
High Recommended

THOMAS MARTIN & his "Requiem" by Bottesini

PAOLO BENELLI

Dragonetti: Solos for double bass

by PAOLO BENELLI for CARISCH
by PAOLO BENELLI for CARISCH

FEDERICO BAGNASCO

Cd

MICHELE VERONESE

CATALIN ROTARU

Cd/DVD

PAOLO BENELLI

World Premiere!

FRANCESCO FRAIOLI

DAN STYFFE

"Portraits for friends" by BERNARD SALLES

BASSIONE AMOROSA

IRINA-KALINA GOUDEVA

"Recomenzar El Infinito"

Mr. PETRU IUGA "invention" !!!

Vito Liuzzi !!

Rino Liuzzi in STUDIOS