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Giulio Briccialdi. 30 solos or exercises for solo flute op. 31
According to the author, these exercises have been “designed to overcome difficulties to produce a clear staccato in high notes, to make an espressivo melody in a different way from the arpeggios or the accompaniments”.
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.
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).