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Cimbasso D'Amore

by Andrew Bove

The world's first solo cimbasso album. Hear the sounds of this unique instrument performing at the front of an ensemble. Songs of love from the cimbasso's home country, Italy.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Caruso
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2. Non Credere
4:31 $0.99
3. Cinema Paradiso
5:48 $0.99
4. Pur Ti Miro
4:01 $0.99
5. Time To Say Goodbye
5:15 $0.99
6. Nessun Dorma
4:38 $0.99
7. Che Gelida Manina
4:49 $0.99
8. O Sole Mio
3:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
Cimbasso D’Amore is the world’s first solo cimbasso album.
The cimbasso, a brass instrument which was developed in Italy in the mid 1800s, has long been relegated to a supporting role in opera orchestras or motion picture soundtracks. Now, for the first time in its history, this unique instrument is featured performing at the front of an ensemble. The beautiful sounds of the cimbasso are showcased in performances of romantic music from its home country, Italy. For this, his debut solo recording, Andrew is backed by ten different musicians and lush instrumental arrangements by some of New York’s top arrangers. Each of the musical selections have been specially arranged for Andrew Bove and this recording.

Praise for Cimbasso D’Amore on (where it is the top rated classical CD on Amazon):
“I’m in love!”
“Without a doubt the finest solo cimbasso recording of all time!”
“Lyrical, expressive, and very musical”
“Andrew Bove gives a master class on lyrical playing and phrasing.”
“You’ll listen the first time out of curiosity… after that, you’ll listen because it’s beautiful.”
“Unusual and magical”
“I just got this CD in the mail yesterday and HOLY CRAP.”
“Cimbasso d’FANTASTIC”
“Nothing short of extraordinary”
“A joy to listen to over and over again.”
“Dark, rich sound”
“I don’t speak Italian but I feel like I could be Sophia Loren after listening”
“Get out the Italian red wine!”
“My young daughters claim it helps them do their homework!”
“Andy brings the expectations of this instrument to a new level.”
“Fantastic classics played in a new and innovative form”
“The technical quality of the engineering is superb.”
“A step outside the box and a revelation for an underserved instrument.”
“Something a little different”
“Shows the sensitive side of the cimbasso.”
“The recording fidelity is… outstanding.”
“Put this CD on at your next dinner party”
“Beautiful sound and lyrical playing”
“Andrew makes a compelling case for the cimbasso as a solo instrument.”
“Music that speaks to the heart.”
“Pour some Chianti, start slicing the garlic, and listen to Cimbasso D’Amore as you prepare your favorite Italian dish.”
“Its unique, elegant, somewhat whimsical, and truly musical!”
“Shows the true beauty of the art of phrasing!”
“Very relaxing”
“I love it!”
“Mysterious and dark”
“Stellar playing, wonderful recording and killer support musicians throughout!”
“The supple, rich sound of the Cimbasso”
“Romantic sweet sounds”
“How often do you hear something truly unique?”
“My Favorite Cimbasso CD EVER!”
“Very enjoyable”
“Cimbasso, where ya been all my life?”
“Gem of an album”
“Who knew?”
“A unique and impressive album”
“The arrangements are fantastic and Andy Bove’s playing is superb”
“Beautifully romantic…This CD is a “must have”!”


Andrew Bove, Cimbasso
Elissa Cassini, Violin
Ljova, Viola
Susannah Chapman, Cello
Anthony Scelba, Double Bass
Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet
Wayne J. du Maine, Flugelhorn
Mike Boschen, Trombone
Denson Paul Pollard, Bass Trombone
Christopher Kenniff, Guitar
Allison Brewster Franzetti, Piano

Arrangements by:
Mike Atkinson and Jason Wingate
Brian Mahany
Christopher Kenniff and Andrew Bove

Recorded on: Nov 1st, 9th and 10th 2009
Recorded at: Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University in Union, New Jersey

Produced by: Andrew Bove, Mike Boschen,and Sycil Mathai Engineered, Mixed, Edited and Mastered by: Andrew Bove Assistant Engineer: Doug Bove Additional Music Preparation by: Bryan Doughty



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I came to this CD curious to hear the cimbasso as a solo instrument and hope the choice of tunes, the ambience of the hall, and the masterful arranging and playing by all of the musicians will delight all listeners who love sophisticated music-making.