RELEASED: 1. May 2003
ARTIST: Christine Hoock, Kontrabass; Barbara Nußbaum, Klavier; Claudia Nüsse, Mezzosopran
LABEL: ambitus
PRODUCER: Christine Hoock
Duo Piasso: Bassa Nova
1. Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889): Allegro di Concerto "Alla Mendelssohn"
3. Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889): Tutto il mondo serra
7. Dimitrij Schostakowitsch (1906-1975): Adagio

Bassa Nova

“Christine Hoock draws a rich, velvety sound and shapes her enterprising programme with imagination and musicality in this, her first CD. Her playing is compelling throughout, demonstrating all the requisite technical assurance, particularly in the cadenza of Bottesini´s Allegro di Concerto “Alla Mendelssohn” . Hoock and Nussbaum forge an excellent partnership in Fank Proto´s Sonata 1963, a challenging blend of classical and Jazz idioms. They sustain the lyrical opening movement with skill and subtlety, and Hoock demonstrates her mastery of pizzicato in the jazz second movement. They also capture the wit of Francaix´s Mozart New-Look , comprising an amusing blend of snippets from Mozart´s Don Giovanni an Bizet´s Carmen , and positively revel in the folksy, improvisatory character of Emil Tabakov´s Motivy , turning its fascination with timbre and texture into an absorbing musical drama and demonstrating their virtuosity with exuberance and élan.” – DoubleBassist


  1. Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889) Allegro di Concerto “Alla Mendelssohn”
  2. Frank Proto (*1941) Sonate 1963
  3. Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889) Tutto il mondo serra
  4. Jean Francaix (*1912) Mozart new-look
  5. Leo B. Eylar (*1958) Suite in three Movements
  6. Emil Tabakov (*1947) Motivy
  7. Dimitrij Schostakowitsch (1906-1975) Adagio
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