Mauro Giuliani – New Tecla 2020 re-engraved editions of his works for flute or violin and guitar

Mauro Giuliani composed nineteen works for flute or violin and guitar, all of which are now in April 2020 available here from Tecla in new modern re-engraved editions, score and parts, ready for performance, urtext and authentic, based strictly on the original editions with no modern elements or fingering introduced. If you are a performer, and if you like to work with other instruments, you may well find something for you here. See below for more commentary on them. They are all supplied as digital downloads (pdfs). They are as follows:

Op. 19 Serenade for violin, violoncello and guitar

Op. 24a Variations and Polonaise for violin and guitar

Op. 25 Duo Concertant for violin and guitar

Op. 52 Gran Duetto Concertante for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 53 Grand Potpourri for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 63 Six Variations for violin and guitar

Op. 74 Pièces faciles et agréables for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 75 Zwolf Landler samt Coda for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 76 Potpourri on themes from Rossini’s Tancredi for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 77 Duettino facile for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 81 Six Variations for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 82 Grande Sérénade for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 84 Variations for flute or violin and guitar (or piano)

Op. 85 Grand Duo Concertant for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 86 XVIII Divertimenti Notturni for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 126 Gran Pot-Pourri for flute or violin and guitar

Op. 127 Serenade for flute or violin and guitar

Originael Maersche for flute and guitar

“Qual mesto gemito” from Rossini’s Semiramide, arranged by Giuliani for flute or violin and guitar

Here’s my take on these pieces.

We start with the enchanting Serenade op. 19 for violin, violoncello and guitar.

There is a splendid video of this work in Youtube, played by members of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra: Christina Gallati, violin; Sebastian Diezig, violoncello; and Maria Efstathiou, guitar. In this video the Scherzo begins at 4:15 and the Alla polacca at 9:54.

Then there are three easy works:

Op. 74 Pièces faciles et agréables for flute or violin and guitar. Sixteen easy pieces.

Op. 77 Duettino facile for flute or violin and guitar. Three movements, nothing very difficult.

Op. 86 XVIII Divertimenti Notturni for flute or violin and guitar. Eighteen really charming pieces.

Selections from all three of these are provided in this edition FREE (on the pages for each work).

The XVIII Divertimenti Notturni op. 86 are especially delightful. They would be ideal with guitar and any melody instrument, for a background to that summer barbecue (when we can have those again). THE FIRST TWO PIECES ARE PROVIDED IN THIS EDITION FREE.

Some charming performances of pieces from these Divertimenti Notturni op. 86 are in Youtube.

Then for something seriously virtuosic we have Op. 24a Variations and Polonaise for violin and guitar. If you are looking for something romantic and dramatic, you and a violinist might try this op. 24a. VARIATION 3 IS PROVIDED FREE IN THIS EDITION AS A SAMPLE.

There is a wonderful performance of this wonderful work on Youtube by A. Detisov & M. Trápaga:

Perhaps not for that summer barbecue, but amazing in their own way, are the Originael Maersche, which are like a live recording of the marches of the different nationalities of the armed forces ranged against Napoleon at the Congress of Vienna in 1814. Strange pieces, fascinating. MARCHES 1 AND 2 ARE PROVIDED FREE IN THIS EDITION.

All the other Giuliani works for flute or violin and guitar are to explore.

For all Giuliani works now available in digital from Tecla, including many new ones, see Digital Downloads.

If you would like to buy all the nineteen items in this playlist, please send me (Brian Jeffery) a personal email by way of the Tecla online contact form.