Giulio Briccialdi. 24 studies for solo flute
Briccialdi is considered on of most important flute teacher of last century. He wrote a large series of studies and exercies for the flute which have been published world wide. Here is a very succesful selection made in 1930 by Arturo Veggetti out of his studies opus Nos. 30, 31 and 60.
Angelo Persichilli (15 February 1939, 15 January 2017).
He studied at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome where he graduated with honors and honors. Since 1958 he has been the first soloist flute of the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia for forty years. He has recorded for RCA, Fonit Cetra, Frequenz and Edi-Pan. He also dedicated himself to the rediscovery of music of the past, finding, in 1978, a concert of Mercadante at the Library of the Conservatory of San Pietro a Maiella in Naples, which he then performed in the first modern shooting with the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia under the guidance of Riccardo Chailly. Together with Carmelo Bene he obtained a great success with Bruno Maderna's Hyperion in Milan (RAI) and in Rome (Santa Cecilia). Francesco Pennisi dedicated a concert to him that he performed with K. Martin in Turin and with Gabriele Ferro in Palermo. Since 1970 he has carried out an intense concert activity, playing with the most important Italian and international symphonic orchestras under the guidance of Maag, Gavazzeni, Gatti, Spivakov, Abbado, Renzetti.
He was artistic director of the Roman Polyphonic Choir Association at the Oratorio del Gonfalone in Rome.
Giulio Baldassarre Briccialdi (Terni, 2 March 1818 - Florence, 17 December 1881) was an Italian flautist and composer. After receiving the first flute lessons from his father, he graduated from the National Academy of Santa Cecilia at the age of fifteen. He teaches flute both in Rome and in Naples, where he becomes flute master of the brother of the King. Virtuoso of the flute, he has a brilliant career in Italy and in the rest of Europe. In London, where the flute producer Rudall & Rose holds the patent for the improved cylindrical flute by Theobald Boehm, Briccialdi has the idea, in 1849, to add a key over the left thumb key, making it easier to play the B flat. This mechanism is now called the B flat - Briccialdi. In 1860 he was a band director at Fermo and from 1871 he taught flute at the Conservatory of Florence. On June 14, 1864 he became an honorary member of the Rossiniana Society of Pesaro. He composed the theatrical work Leonora de 'Medici (Milan 1855), several pieces for flute (solo and with other instruments) and didactic exercises. Once deceased, his fellow citizens organized a fundraiser to bring his body back to Terni, which took place four months later. An asteroid was dedicated to him, 7714 Briccialdi. From 1904 he is also entitled the music conservatory of Terni.