Briccialdi The Carnival of Venice Op 78 for Flute and Piano


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Briccialdi The Carnival of Venice Op 78 for Flute and Piano

Briccialdi The Carnival of Venice Op 78 for Flute and Piano

Publisher-Southern Music
James Galway Golden Flute Series
Edited, arranged and performed by Sir James Galway
IL Carnevale Di Venezia)

Giulio Briccialdi-Flautist/Composer

Briccialdi (1818-1881) was an Italian virtuoso flautist, professor of flute, composer and flute technician and innovator who made significant contributions to the modern-day flute. In particular, he invented the Bb thumb key for the Boehm system flute.

Born in Terni, Italy, he began his flute studies with his father and continued in Rome. He rapidly gained recognition as an esteemed performer securing notable positions including flute professor for the Count of Syracuse, brother of King Ferdinand of Bourbon of Naples.  In 1871, he became a flute professor at the Florence Conservatory, where his own flute model was adopted.

As a composer, Briccialdi focused primarily on creating paraphrases and variations of operatic themes, a genre immensely popular among audiences. He wrote a vast array of compositions including vocal music, symphonic works and operas. He also wrote an incredible 183 works for flute for the following combinations:

Flute and Piano: Works on Operatic Themes
Flute and Piano: Transcriptions of Non-Operatic Works
Two Flutes and Piano
Solo Flute
Two Flutes
Four Flutes
Chamber Music
Flute(s) and Orchestra

Sir James Galway-Flautist

Renowned flautist, Sir James Galway has performed worldwide, has 98 albums to his name and has sold 30 million recordings. Throughout his extensive career, he has performed with many of the world’s top orchestras and conductors and toured extensively internationally. Galway has also collaborated on film soundtracks such as The Lord of the Rings and partnered with popular artists such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell and Sir Elton John.

A native of Northern Ireland, Galway began his flute studies in Belfast. At the age of 16, he was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, followed by studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Paris Conservatoire. At the age of 21, he embarked on his orchestral career in London’s major opera and symphonic orchestras. He took up the coveted position of solo flautist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan in 1969, before becoming one of the very first flautists to establish an international solo career in 1975.

Galway is a strong supporter of the arts and charitable causes and devotes much of his free time to furthering music education, sharing his wisdom and experience with the musical generation of tomorrow.

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