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Giuliani: Complete Original Works For Flute & Guitar / Helasvuo, Savijoki

Giuliani / Helasvuo / Savijoki
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 9045   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Mikael HelasvuoPekka SavijokiJukka Savijoki
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the beginning of the nineteenth century the guitar enjoyed a wide popularity, partly as a result of the rise of domestic music-making. Besides solo music, a great amount of chamber music was being composed for guitar with voice, violin, piano or flute. The most celebrated of the several composer-guitarists active at this time was Mauro Giuliani, born in 1781 in southern Italy. Giuliani came to Vienna in 1806 and left the city a good decade later, enjoying close contacts with many musical celebrities of the era, among them Hummel, Salieri, Weber and Beethoven. He is also said to have played trios with Rossini and Paganini. Giuliani’s production is largely unknown to audiences of today, with a few notable exceptions, such as the Duo Read more Concertante, Op.85. This three-disc set includes his complete original works for flute and guitar, a collection so extensive that it in fact also makes Giuliani one of the most prolific flute composers of the early 19th century! As a composer, Giuliani is highly skilful, with more than a touch of Italian charm and a perfect sense of style and proportion. These works feature all the forms in fashion during the period, for example sonata form, rondo, variation, potpourri and minuet. As was customary, Giuliani borrows freely, especially from composers such as Rossini and Donizetti, but he also possessed great melodic skills of his own, and attractive tunes seem to have flown from his pen almost as easily as they did from Mozart’s. This lighthearted music is given wings by the flutist Mikael Helasvuo and guitarist Jukka Savijoki, both from Finland, in performances that were praised at the time of the original release – as three single discs – in for instance Classical Guitar, whose reviewer wrote: ‘Helasvuo and Savijoki achieve an ensemble that at times reaches near perfection … this is what good chamber music playing is all about.’ Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Duettino facile for Flute and Guitar, Op. 77 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Mikael Helasvuo (Flute), Pekka Savijoki (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2. Gran duetto concertante for Flute and Guitar, Op. 52 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pekka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813-1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 14 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3. Grand duo concertant for Flute and Guitar in A major, Op. 85 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pekka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 20 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4. Ländler (12) and Coda for Flute and Guitar, Op. 75 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Mikael Helasvuo (Flute), Pekka Savijoki (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5. Grande sérénade for Flute and Guitar, Op. 82 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Mikael Helasvuo (Flute), Jukka Savijoki (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 15 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6. Variations for Flute and Guitar in A major , Op. 84 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Jukka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7. Divertimenti notturni for Flute and Guitar, Op. 86 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Jukka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 34 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8. Serenade for Flute and Guitar in G major, Op. 127 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Jukka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 15 Minutes 55 Secs. 
9. Gran potpourri for Flute and Guitar, Op. 126 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pekka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 11 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10. Gran potpourri for Flute and Guitar, Op. 53 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pekka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 10 Minutes 9 Secs. 
11. Pièces (7) faciles et agréables for Flute/Violin and Guitar, Op. 74 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pekka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 28 Minutes 11 Secs. 
12. Potpourri tiré de l'opera Tancredi for Flute and Guitar, Op. 76 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pekka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 14 Minutes 18 Secs. 
13. Variations (6) for Flute and Guitar, Op. 81 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Pekka Savijoki (Guitar), Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Finström Church, Åland, Finland 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Duo, WoO: No. 1. Allegro
Duo, WoO: No. 2. Menuetto
Duo, WoO: No. 3. Rondo: Allegro moderato
Gran Duetto Concertante, Op. 52: I. Andante sostenuto
Gran Duetto Concertante, Op. 52: II. Menuetto: Allegro vivace
Gran Duetto Concertante, Op. 52: III. Rondo militaire: Allegretto
Grand duo concertant, Op. 85: I. Allegro maestoso
Grand duo concertant, Op. 85: II. Andante molto sostenuto
Grand duo concertant, Op. 85: III. Scherzo: Vivace
Grand duo concertant, Op. 85: IV. Allegretto espressivo
12 Landler samt Coda, Op. 75
Duettino facile, Op. 77: I. Andantino maestoso
Duettino facile, Op. 77: II. Minuetto scherzoso: Con brio
Duettino facile, Op. 77: III. Rondo
Grand Potpourri, Op. 53
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 1. Sostenuto
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 2. Menuetto - Trio
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 3. Grazioso
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 4. Allegretto - Trio
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 5. Maestoso sostenuto
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 6. Menuetto: Allegro - Trio
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 7. Allegretto spiritoso
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 8. Andantino grazioso
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 9. Tempo di marcia
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 10. Allegro scherzoso
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 11. Maestoso cantabile
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 12. Grazioso
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 13. Menuetto: Allegro - Trio
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 14. Bolero: Andantino
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 15. Andantino grazioso
Pieces faciles et agreables, Op. 74: No. 16. Vivace
Potpourri tire de l'opera Tancredi, Op. 76
6 Variations, Op. 81
Gran Pot-Pourri, Op. 126: I. Introduzione: Maestoso
Gran Pot-Pourri, Op. 126: II. Tema: Allegro - Variations 1-2
Gran Pot-Pourri, Op. 126: III. Andante
Gran Pot-Pourri, Op. 126: IV. Tema: Allegro sostenuto - Variations 1-2
Gran Pot-Pourri, Op. 126: V. Tema: Maestoso - Variation - Finale

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