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. Three of them (see below) are easy and may suit you if you are just beginning work with another instrument or if you need easy and charming music for a performance. See below for more commentary on them. They are all score and parts, and they are all supplied as digital downloads (pdfs). They are as follows:
Op. 19 Serenade for violin, violoncello and guitar
There is a splendid video of this enchanting 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.
Op. 24a Variations and Polonaise for violin and guitar
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:
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
These are sixteen easy pieces.
Op. 75 Zwölf Ländler 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
This work has three movements, nothing very difficult.
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)
Here is a fine performance of this work by Alexander Detisov and Miguel Trápaga:
Op. 85 Grand Duo Concertant for flute or violin and guitar
Here is a fine performance by Alexander Detisov and Miguel Trápaga of the first movement of this work :
The other three movements of this op. 85, played by the same performers, are also in Youtube.
Op. 86 XVIII Divertimenti Notturni for flute or violin and guitar
The XVIII Divertimenti Notturni op. 86, eighteen easy and really charming pieces, 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 (follow the link above). Some charming performances of pieces from these Divertimenti Notturni op. 86 are in Youtube.
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
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.
“Qual mesto gemito” from Rossini’s Semiramide, arranged by Giuliani for flute or violin and guitar
There are three easy works:
Op. 74 Pièces faciles et agréables for flute or violin and guitar.
Op. 77 Duettino facile for flute or violin and guitar.
Op. 86 XVIII Divertimenti Notturni for flute or violin and guitar.
Selections from all three of these are provided in this edition FREE (on the pages for each work).
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.