GIULIO BRICCIALDI (1818-1881): Flute Concertos No. 1 in B Flat, No. 2 in E Minor, No. 3 in C and No. 4 in A Flat (World Premiere Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 08U025
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: These four concertos represent some of Briccialdi’s most valuable and original works: conceived as a pinnacle of virtuosic display for the soloist’s skill, and based entirely on original material, Briccialdi mostly kept those works for his personal use. The great majority of Briccialdi’s work remains unpublished and the scores of these concertos were only published earlier this year by the Italian firm of Ricordi. They are all cast in the standard three-movement concerto format, by and large as brief (ranging from 11-19 minutes to be more precise) as they are attractive. The notes give no date of compostition. Ginevra Petrucci (flute), I Virtuosi Italiani.