Romantic Period - Early 19th Century#
Mauro Giuliani: Rossiniana Nr. 1, op. 119#
The collection of pieces for guitar, Le Rossiniane op. 119-124, by
Mauro Giuliani (1781 Barletta - 1829 Naples) are an expression of the
so-called Rossini-Fever of his day. Giuliani probably composed these
pieces during a stay in Rome in 1820-23, when Gioacchino Rossini was
also there, although we don't know if they ever met each other. Le
Rossiniane combines Rossini's melodic ingenuity with Giulianis
virtuoso guitar style, a surefire combination in the 19th c.
The musical example presents an excerpt from op. 119, a transcription of
the Cavatina Languir per una bella from Rossini's L'Italiana in
Algeri. (E. Stadler)
The illustrations show a) Mauro Giuliani and b) the title-page of Giuliani's op. 119 which was published by Artaria in Vienna. Quality:
© Otto G. Preiser & Co. Ges. m. b. H., Fischerstiege 9/4, A-1010 Wien, CD-Nr. PR 90181.