Domenico Dragonetti

Dragonetti Domenico

Domenico Dragonetti was an Italian double bass virtuoso and composer with a 3 string double bass. He was acquainted with composers Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven, whom he visited on several occasions in Vienna, and to whom he showed the possibilities of the double bass as a solo instrument. His ability on the instrument also demonstrated the relevance of writing scores for the double bass in the orchestra separate from that of the cello, which was the common rule at the time.

Name Domenico Carlo Maria Dragonetti
Country Italy
Birth date
Birth place Venice
Death date
Death place London
Music time period Classical
Instruments orchestra

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