GIULIO BRICCIALDI (1818-1881): Concerto for Flute and Piano, Op. 19, Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's "Aida", Duo Concertante, Op. 33, Fantasy on the Air "Ah, perché non posso odiarti
Catalogue Number: 04I056
Reference: PI 2108
Description: In addition to the virtuosic opera fantasies, this release offers a 24-minute concerto which is literally that - an early Romantic flute concerto where the piano assumes the orchestral part and virtuosity is not of the showy kind. To better achieve the virtuoso performance and technical skills required in all of these works, the flutists use instruments tuned down to low A, the better to simulate the flutes which the composer was writing for at the time. Maurizio Bignardelli, Carlo Tamponi, Salvatore Vella, Andrea Manco (flute), Gian Rosario Presutti (piano).