Fantasy on themes from G. Verdi’s Traviata
The aim of this work is to give the transverse flute repertoire a more extensive fantasy on the Traviata compared to those already present in our literature: a review of the work perhaps less inclined to the virtuosic aspect for its own sake, but more brought to that beautiful song that has made Giuseppe Verdi and the famous Italian opera school in the world.
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Le Roncole, 10 October 1813 - Milan, 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer.
Giuseppe Verdi is universally recognized as one of the most important composers of operas, but also as one of the greatest composers ever. He took over the Italian protagonists of the musical theater of the early nineteenth century: Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini; like Richard Wagner, he interpreted in an original way, albeit different, the romantic elements present in his works.
Verdi sympathized with the Risorgimento movement that was pursuing the unification of Italy and actively participated for a short time in political life; during his long existence he established a unique position among his countrymen, becoming a profound artistic symbol of the unity of the country. It was therefore that, one month after his death, a solemn and exterminated procession passed through Milan, accompanying his remains with the notes of Va, Thought, the chorus of the Jewish slaves of Nabucco. The Va pensiero, written by him some 50 years earlier, expressing in fact the feelings of the Italians towards their lost hero, proved to what extent Verdi's music had been assimilated into the national consciousness.
Despite the musical influence of the composer on his successors has been limited, his works are still today among the best known and performed in theaters all over the world, in particular the so-called "popular trilogy": Rigoletto (1851), Il troubadour (1853) and La traviata (1853).
In 2008 he won the First Flute Competition in the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in the 'Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna and since September of the same year he is the First Solo Flute of the Bayerische Staatsoper of Munich.
After graduating in 2001 at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, under the guidance of Maestro G. Schiavone, he perfected with the greatest flautists on the international scene: M. Marasco J.C. Gerard, M. Larrieu, D. Formisano, M. Caroli, W. Schultz. He continued his studies in Switzerland at the Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Geneve in the class of M ° J. Zoon, obtaining brilliantly in 2007 the Diplome de Soliste avec Distinction allíunanimit. From his intense flutist activity, since 1998 he has been studying the Composition, a discipline in which he graduated in 2008, in the class of Maestro F. Carotenuto at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, with the Maximum of Vows.