Composed in London near the end of 1824, the Duetto is one of the few chamber music works
regularly performed today. It is a light and charming composition yet requires experienced
The work was often performed in the 19th century by the double bass virtuoso Domenico
Dragonetti (called ‘Il drago’ or ‘Paganini of the double bass’) and we know that Rossini was
acquainted with and consulted Dragonetti on matters dealing with the instrument.
Bärenreiter’s critical edition is the only currently available publication which is based on
Rossini’s autograph and not on the first edition.
- Urtext based on the “Works of Gioachino Rossini”
- First critical edition of the work
- Reference score and separate parts
- With a foreword (Ger/Eng/Ital) and Critical Commentary (Eng)
“This Duetto is probably the best known duo for cello and double bass and now after years […]
we are offered an Urtext score with separate parts by Bärenreiter – much more player friendly!”
(2009 Summer Arco, Andrew Marshall)