Italian culture infects many art forms and perhaps none more so than music. In this album, Arnold Zamarin has arranged, for flute and piano, eleven well-known pieces that simply shout “ITALY” at you! “Italian Classics” includes the unforgettable “O Sole Mio”, “La Donna è Mobile”, “Funiculi, Funicula” and Verdi’s “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves”.
For intermediate players, “Italian Classics” should complement your repertoire collection just as a glass of Soave accompanies Pasta alla Carbonara. And for antipasto, try Zamarin’s “Classical Favourites from Russia” for two flutes (and maybe a glass of vodka!)
This is a fun collection of the Italian tunes that everyone knows; opera tunes, folk songs and commercial hits. From O’ sole mio’ to Funiculi, Funicula, the pieces are all earworms that won’t shift – a great advantage for students less confident in their reading.
Music Teacher Magazine, October 2017 (Clarissa Payne)
Conte Giorgio: Gné Gné
Traditional: Funiculi funicula
Verdi Giuseppe: Chor der Gefangenen aus der Oper „Nabucco“
Capua Eduardo di: O sole mio
Bellini Vicenzo: Oh! Quante volte aus der Oper „I Capuleti e i Montecchi“
Traditional: Santa Lucia
Traditional: Tarantella Neapoletana
Curtis Ernesto de: Torna e Surriento
Traditional: Vieni sul mar
Rossini Gioachino: Allegro vivace aus der Ouverture der Oper „Guglielmo Tell“
Verdi Giuseppe: La donna e mobile aus der Oper „Rigoletto“