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Vittorio Rossi : A Breath of Wind for solo guitar and flute : Bergmann

Updated: Jun 4, 2022

Vittorio Rossi

Bergmann Edition: Score and separate parts (9, 4 and 3 pages respectively)

I haven’t seen any works by this composer before, but this latest piece is most certainly for two very good players, and is written in a very romantic style, with a number of light dissonances to give the end result a little bite, harmonically speaking. Instantly this Andante in Common Time, (set in A Minor) is full of semi- quavers and demi- semi- quavers in both parts with a great deal of rhythmic diversity, and very interesting ideas , with unexpected sequences of chords and melodies to give an enigmatic touch to it all. The guitar part is very carefully fingered and so, although definitely not easy, it is fine for a technically advanced player, who would really need a very good flute partner, especially as the music between the two players, interweaves to such an extent, that if the players weren’t absolutely6 on the same wavelength, then things could go awry!

Having said that, I would love to hear a performance of this 48 bar piece, (but as it is SO packed with small notes, might seem a fair bit longer)and I hope that one day I will. As such this is a more than interesting piece that will be lots of fun for a good duo, but they will need to work at it , to get it to all fit together properly.

Chris Dumigan

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