Il Bacio (The Kiss) by Luigi Arditi
Arranged for flute and piano by Robin De Smet
Includes piano score and flute part
Luigi Arditi (1822-1903) was an Italian violinist, composer and conductor. Arditi’s best-known works are the opera’s: I Briganti, II Corsaro, and La Spia. He also wrote numerous songs and vocal waltzes like “Le Tortorelle” (The Dove), “Se Saran Rose” (Rosebuds) and “Parla” (Speak!). But the most popular song Arditi composed is “Il Bacio” (The Kiss) which was dedicated to Marietta Piccolomini, to a text specially written by baritone Gottardo Aldighieri. In the repertoire of all great singers, “Il Bacio” is often performed in an instrumental version as well.