The 'Paganini of the double bass' grew up in Venice, but moved to London as an adult. It is there that he probably wrote the twelve waltzes. They are quite likely the earliest surviving works for double bass solo. These charming pieces have until now not been published in their entirety. Despite their virtuosic impression, the technical hurdles can be comfortably mastered; the pieces are therefore not only suited for the concert hall but are also perfect encores.
Title: Twelve Waltzes for Double Bass Solo, By Dragonetti, Domenico, Edited by Tobias Gockler, Published by G. Henle Urtext Editions, Item number: HN847
In this edition Tobias Glöckler presents Dragonetti's autograph
arrangement for double bass and string quartet for the first time. For
those who would like to study the orchestral version, there is also a
piano reduction, based on a contemporary model. Using this edition, the
“Famous Solo” can be performed as needed in the solo and orchestral
tuning – piano scores and quartet parts in e minor and f sharp minor are