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Quartet in G Major, Op52 by Luigi GianellaEdited by Gerhard Braun & Albrecht ImbescheidFor 4 C FlutesPARTS ONLY; score not available
In addition to his operas and ballets, which are all but unknown today, Gianella wrote a number of compositions for flute. Among them are concertos for flute and orchestra, and chamber music for various ensembles. All these works show the influence of the Italian opera of the time - a guarantee of appeal and amusement. This is particularly true of the present quartet, in whose first movement the Italian operatic influence is especially strong.
This edition is based on the first edition published in Gianella's lifetime by Monzani & Hill in London. The editor's work consisted mostly of putting the dynamic and phrase markings in order; both are treated in a highly superficial manner in the source. The occasional markings in parentheses are suggestions by the editors which do not necessarily proceed from the context.