Duettino for two flutes and piano sur la soirée musicale di Rossini op.49
Briccialdi’s Little duet elaborates thematic material derived from Rossini’s Soirée musicales, revised by the flautist Rien de Reede.
Gioachino Rossini, or Gioacchino, at the baptism Giovacchino Antonio Rossini  (Pesaro, 29 February 1792 - Passy, 13 November 1868), was an Italian composer.
His activity has ranged through various musical genres, but is mainly remembered for famous and celebrated works such as Il barbiere di Siviglia, L'italiana in Algeri, La gazza ladra, La Cenerentola, Semiramide and Guglielmo Tell. Rossini composed the first opera at the age of fourteen and wrote thirty-nine works of relief in nineteen years, before his sudden abandonment of the theater in 1829; followed decades in which Rossini abandoned his professional compositional activity and was afflicted with depression. He died in the Parisian countryside of Passy, where he had retired to private life.
He has been flutist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra for over thirty years and professor of flute and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
He has played in various chamber ensembles such as the Viotta Ensemble of the Concertgebouw and the Amsterdam Quartet (flute and strings). He has been a member of the famous Netherlands Wind Ensemble for more than ten years. Some of the greatest Dutch composers (Rudolf Escher, Theo Loevendie and Tristan Keuris) wrote and dedicated to him new works for flute, and so also foreign composers of the name of Ysang Yun, Jean Françaix, Gottfried Michael Koenig and Per Nørgård. He recorded a large number of CDs and recorded the concerts of Vivaldi, Mozart and Jolivet for Dutch television.
For some years he has been teaching privately in his studio in Tuscany, and in Amsterdam. He is regularly invited for master classes in Germany, England, Portugal, and Italy and in recent years also in Australia, Japan and the United States. In recent years he has intensified his activity as director and instructor of music for wind instruments and has been called to take care of the wind instruments section of the European Youth Orchestra.
As a curator and reviewer of critical editions he works permanently with Amadeus (Switzerland), Broekmans & Van Poppel and Knuf (The Netherlands), and for the Italian publishing house Riverberi Sonori.