Mauro Giuliani Rossiniana Nos 1 to 5 Selected Performances

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Mauro Giuliani (July 27, 1781 -- May 8, 1829) was an Italian guitarist, cellist and composer, and is considered by many to be one of the leading guitar virtuosi of the early 19th century.

Rossiniana Op. 119 - Op.124 (playlist)
Frédéric Zigante, guitar

Rossiniana I, op. 119
Flavio Cucchi, guitar

Introduction (Andantino)
"Assisa a piè d'un salice" (Otello)
"Languir per una bella", Andante grazioso (L'Italienne à Alger)
"Con gran piacer, ben mio", Maestoso (L'Italienne à Alger)
"Caro, caro ti parlo in petto", Moderato (L'Italienne à Alger)
"Cara, per te quest'anima", Allegro Vivace (Armida)

Rossiniana II, op. 120 (14:58)

Flavio Cucchi, guitar

Introduction (Sostenuto)
"Deh ! Calma, o ciel", Andantino sostenuto (Otello)
"Arditi all'ire", Allegretto innocente (Armida)
"Non più mesta accanto al fuoco", Maestoso (Cendrillon)
"Di piacer mi balza il cor", (La pie voleuse)
"Fertilissima Regina", Allegretto (Cendrillon)

Eduardo Meirinhos performing Mauro Giuliani Rossiniana No. 1, Op. 119

Eduardo Fernández performing Mauro Giuliani Rossiniana No. 4, Op. 122

Introduction (Sostenuto-Allegro Maestoso)
"Forse un dì conoscerete", Andante (La pie voleuse)
"Mi cadono le lagrime" (La pie voleuse)
"Ah se puoi così lasciarmi", Allegro Maestoso (Moïse en Egypte)
"Piacer egual gli dei", Maestoso (Mathilde de Shabran)
"Voglio ascoltar" (La pierre de touche)

Mauro Giuliani Rossiniana n. 5 op. 123
The Italian guitarist Bruno Giuffredi plays Rossiniana n. 5 op. 123 by Mauro Giuliani on his classical guitar made by Pietro Gallinotti. The performance was recorded in Darfo Boario Terme (Conservatory "Luca. Marenzio" theatre), during a concert in date 2011-05-20.

During an extended stay in Rome when guitarist/composer Mauro Giuliani was having great difficulty finding an audience and making ends meet, he decided to ingratiate himself with the public and one particular, powerful composer by writing a series of guitar potpourris of themes by Gioacchino Rossini. Giuliani produced six of these sets, each called Rossiniana, published as Op. 119-124.