Italo Piazza (1860-1947) Potpourri su L'Amico Fritz di Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) For flute and piano Ginevra Petrucci, flute Paola Pisa, piano Live recording at Audeamus Festival February 2017, Mimara Museum, Zagreb (Croatia) Thanks to Audeamus Festival for the kind concession of this video. Audeamus Festival Artistic Directors: Dmitry Samogray, Dorotea Racz www.audeamusfestival.com Videographer: Gleb Kanasevich This is one of the very latest paraphrases on operatic themes, appearing long after this compositional form's popularity peak. The virtuosic style employed by Piazza does not follow the typical "variations on a theme" formula, but rather provides a comprehensive glimpse on the opera, maintaining melodies and harmonic structures true to the original and linking the sections with original connective material. Italo Piazza, born in 1860 in Milan, is an exact contemporary of Pietro Mascagni: this gives a precious and interesting perspective on how L'Amico Fritz was perceived by the musical community right at its appearance.
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