(1821-1889) He was primarily a bassist whose compositions for bass transformed it into a solo instrument. As a conductor he conducted the first performance of Aida, and he, himself, composed ten operas.

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Bottesini, Giovanni (1821 - 1889)
Biography and discussion of his double bass music and his chamber music.
Giovanni Bottesini: A Life
Biography of this composer/bassist with links to essays about him.
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