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Francesco Fraioli

After thirty years of playing professionally in orchestras and chamber groups, I realized this CD in collaboration with Francesco Buccarella. We recorded the sonatas for double bass and piano of Vilmos Montag, Hans-Peter Linde e Paul Hindemith, all written in the middle of the twentieth century.
Linde's sonata, edited by Peters in 1967, had never been recorded before and Montag's one is not much practised and unknown to most.
And yet, believe me, it is beautiful and charming music, precious material if we think of the double bass repertory, which is not very wide.
The choice to combine them with Hindemith's most famous sonata is not a random one. They are different in stucture and poetics, but I guess they bear comparison. They symbolize "The dark side of the Bass" to me, neglected pieces that deserve to be revalued and performed.
I hope that you at least partly share my thoughts and I hope you can give me your essential help to promote the CD.
Anyway, any consideration you will give me will be a valuable stimulus for reflection.

Thank you for your attention,

Francesco Fraioli
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Francesco Fraioli, Double Bass - Francesco Buccarella Piano

Francesco Fraioli
My main occupation at the moment is that of a teacher of double bass at the Istituto Briccialdi of Terni.
After earning my diploma under the guidance of Vincenzo Guerrini, I continued my studies in Siena and Fiesole with Franco Petracchi, in Warsaw with Tadeuz Pelczar, and in Vienna with Ludwig Streicher. I also participated in various master classes and seminars, among which was the class held by Gary Karr in Sermoneta.
While still a student at the conservatory S. Pietro a Mayella in Naples, I began my activity as an instrumentalist, winning the competition for double bass with the Maggio Fiorentino orchestra, and three years later, with the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia. Four years afterwards, I became 1st double bassist with the Italian radio symphonic orchestra, where I played for 8 years. Subsequently, I played 1st double bass with the Marchigiana orchestra, the “Teatro S. Carlo” in Naples, and for many years with the Rome opera house etc.
From august to december 2009 I played with the Helsingborg Symfoniorchester, (Sweden).
During the years, I’ve always maintained a strong interest in chamber music, playing with various formations and cultivating an unwavering curiosity in the latest creations of the double bass repertoire: this CD is the natural outcome.

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Francesco Buccarella
Born in Rome in 1967 into a family of musicians, Francesco Buccarella began his studies at the age of four with his mother Maria Teresa Garatti. He later continued his studies with Adalberta Spada with whom he graduated from the Santa Cecilia conservatory of Rome with honors at the age of 16. He subsequently studied with Lya de Barberis at Santa Cecilia Academy where he graduated in 1987, again with honors. He also studied chamber music with Felix Ayo in the same academy and graduated from the course in 1996. He perfected his talents even further with Konstantin Bogino.
Francesco Buccarella’s concert debut came in 1982 when he was chosen from a selection, made in the Italian conservatories, to participate in the annual International Piano Festival held in Brescia. Since then, he has appeared in solo concerts, as well as with orchestra and various chamber groups in Italy, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Hungary, France, Spain Germany, USA, Canada and Japan. He has won several prizes in both national and international competitions. He has recorded for television and radio in Yugoslavia, Hungary, Canada, Italy, as well as the Vatican radio. He has been invited as a guest performer by the Phillips and Deutsche Gramophone recording companies. He collaborates regularly with the National Academy of Santa Cecilia as orchestral pianist and harpsichordist, and is also the official accompanist for the violin master class.
Since 1998, he has been professor of piano at the conservatory “Nino Rota” in Monopoli. He has also conducted courses in chamber music at the second level in the University of Music Conservatories.

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MORE PROFESSIONAL INFORMATIONS ABOUT FRANCESCO FRAIOLI
Education:

1975 Study's begin at Conservatorio S.Pietro.a Mayella with Maestro Andrea Pannitti

1978 Orchestra summer workshop Opera Barga

1979 Three months in Poland with Prof. Tadeus Pelczar, Warsaw Philharmonic's Principal.

1980 Lanciano chamber music workshop with Maestro Pierluigi Urbini

1981 Diploma maximum grade at Conservatorio S.Pietro a Mayella with Maestro Vincenzo Guerrini

1981 e 1985 "Diploma di merito" Accademia Ghigiana di Siena with Maestro Franco Petracchi.

1981-82 Fiesole graduate course with Franco Petracchi,
Giacinto Caramia, Franco Ferrara etc.

1983-85 Prof Ludwig Streicher in Vienna.

1984 "Schaldminger Musik Sommer" course with Prof. Ludwig Streicher.

1987 Sermoneta summer workshop with Prof. Gary Karr.


WON AUDITIONS:

1980 Tutti "Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino".

1982 Tutti "Teatro alla Scala di Milano"

1983 Tutti "Accademia Nazionale Di S.Cecilia".Roma

1984 Co Principal "Teatro La Fenice di Venazia"

1986 Principal "Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Roma"


ORCHESTRA PROFESSIONAL JOBS,
Permanents jobs:

:1980-83 Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

1983-86 Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia.

1986-1994 Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Roma.(Principal)

Collaborations:

1995-96 ’Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana,(Principal)

!996-2000 Teatro S.Carlo di Napoli,(Principal)

From 2000 Teatro dell’Opera di Roma,(Principal).
Shorts with: Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana,
Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,
4 mounts with the Helsingborg Symfoniorkester (Sweden).

Some Conductors I have played:

Leonard Berstein, Lovro Von Matacic, Sir Colin Davis, Lorin Mazel, C.M.Giulini,
G. Bertini, Yuri Temircanov, Zubin Metha, Edoardo Mata, George Prétre, Mitislav Rostropovich,
Wolfgang Sawallisch Riccardo Muti, Peter Maag, Emil Tchakarov, Daniel Baremboim, Hubert Soudant, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Yurij Aronovic, Eliahu Imbal, R.F. De Burgos, Eugene Jokum, Andzei markowski, Witold Rowicki, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alain Lombard , Tobias Ringborg, Alexander Vedermikov, ecc.