Piccolo Italiano (or Me & My Gold Piccolo) by Gary Schocker
For Piccolo and Piano
This is a fun survey of Italian musical styles for the piccolo with piano accompaniment, penned by one of the most active and successful composers in flute music, Gary Schocker. Riding on the success of his Sonata for piccolo and piano, Schocker delivers yet again with Piccolo Italiano, which is comprised of three movements: “Fellini Was Here,” “Ricordarsi,” and “Polpettina.” Piccolo Italiano is dedicated to Italian flutist and a Galway protégé Raffaele Travisani, whose gold piccolo inspired the piece, and also to Schocker's wife, pianist Paola Girardi. Each movement is challenging yet playful in nature, and piccolo players will be glad to have a chance to experience more of Schocker's fine work.
1. Fellini Was Here