"La Sirena" Capriccio Fantastico (Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello)
"La Sirena" Capriccio Fantastico (Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello) By Guilio Briccialdi, Arranged By Gian-Luca Petrucci, Published by Edition Svitzer (2011)
“La Sirena” Capriccio Fantastico represents a rare example of instrumental virtuosity combined with the “bel canto” of Italian opera. “La Sirena” and the 14 quartets for flute and strings composed by Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870) represent the most important flute chamber music of that period. “La Sirena” was probably composed between 1841 and 1844, during the period when “the Prince of Flautists” was acclaimed and requested in all of Europe.