Fantasy op. 78 for 3 flutes on the themes from Giuseppe Verdi Aida
Edited by Maurizio Bignardelli.
Joseph Fahrbach was a flute player, guitarist and conductor of militare band in Vienna. He wrote different arrangements for two, three, and four flutes which were published by Giulio Ricordi. That is the reason of the birth of the “Fantasia per tre flauti su motivi dell’Aida di Verdi op. 78” which are brilliant and useful pieces both for performing and teaching purposes.
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).
Joseph Fahrbach (Vienna 1804-1883).
He was a flutist, guitarist and director of military band in Vienna and also works in Milan at the time of Lombard-Veneto. Just in Milan, the publisher Giovanni Ricordi commissioned him to create melodramatic arrangements for two, three and four flutes without piano accompaniment. Precious didactic work resulted from the large number of amateurs and admirers of the transverse flute.
Maurizio Bignardelli began studying the flute at a very young age, graduating with honors at only twenty years at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome.
Winner of the National Young Concertists selection (Rome 1983), of the "Opera Barga" Competition (Lucca 1984), selected at the "Jean Pierre Rampal" International Flute Competition (Paris 1983), he begins a brilliant soloist and chamber music career at Associations, Concerts, International Festivals in Italy and abroad (Friends of the music "Giuseppe Verdi" Busseto (Parma), Festivals of Taormina, Strasbourg, Hanover, Camerata Musicale Bari, Accademia Filarmonica Messina, Concerts Station "Anton Dohrn" of Naples, Friends of the Music Catanzaro, Centro Reggino Classical Music, Society of the Conservatory Metz, Innsbruck, Schubert Saal Vienna). Winner of competitions and auditions for orchestral roles, he has collaborated for more than a decade as an orchestra conductor with the RAI Symphonic Orchestras, the National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, and the Cagliari Opera House. under the guidance of distinguished directors. As a soloist he performed accompanied by the symphonic orchestras of Mexico City and Guadalajara with programs by Italian authors (Vivaldi, Mercadante) reproposing rare repertoires (such as the "Gran Concerto for flute and military band", Op. 63 by Emanuele Krakamp (Messina 1813-Naples 1883) recorded in the premiere of the Week of Musical Heritage sponsored by the State Disco along with the Great Band of the Guardia di Finanza directed by Don Pablo Colino, has recorded numerous recitals for Vatican Radio.
Graduated in 1985 in Musicology at the University of Bologna, he published over a hundred reviews of rare authors of the eighteenth and eight hundred Italian and European, for famous music publishing houses (Zimmermann of Frankfurt, Ut Orpheus of Bologna, Flatus of Sion, Bèrben di Ancona). As a musicologist he has collaborated with RAI for numerous radio broadcasts of musicological character (Bicentenary of the French Revolution). He was invited as a soloist in the context of the "Flautissimo" International Flautist Festival (editions 1993, 1995, 1999, 2005).