Giovanni Bottesini

Italian Born 22 Dec 1821 Died 07 Jul 1889

Italian conductor, composer and virtuoso double bass player, Bottesini was known as the Paganini of this instrument and he significantly extended its technical possibilities.

He conducted the first performance of Verdi's opera "Aida" in Cairo in 1871.

As a composer he won success with at least ten of his own operas.

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