INTRODUZIONE BACCHICA per bicchieri, piatti, fiaschi e padelle, con assolo di clarinetto
ROSSINI, already famous and successful composer, in 1817 is in Milan, at the Teatro alla Scala, for the performance of his opera “La gazza ladra”. The publisher Giovanni RICORDI urges that our Rossini will produce even more music to obtain further economic benefits from publication.
Rossini’s answer is disarming, a real mockery to the publisher, just read the odd dedication: INTRODUZIONE BACCHICA etc. etc. …. (drunken stuff).
DUETTO BUFFO per due flauti e…diversi gatti
The second piece, attributed to Rossini, is the celebrated DUETTO BUFFO di DUE GATTI, but it was not entirely composed by the author from Pesaro. It is a composition dating back to 1825, by an English musician, a certain Robert Lucas de Pearsall who was actually based on music in large part of Rossini (taken from an Air of the 2nd act of his work OTELLO of 1816) but also by another author, the Danish CEF Weyse with her Katte-Cavatine.
BREVE POLKA DIGESTIVA…dopo un lauto pranzo (per xilofono solista)
The Rossini piece bears the date of 1850, Picarband has obtained it from a piano reduction that has served to elaborate this instrumentation for BANDA and XILOFONO soloist. The Picarband’s personal considerations (on the adjective “digestive” and other noises inherent to good digestion and post-lunch wellbeing) are to be found in the rhythmic and melodic performance of this piece, the thematic vivacity lends itself to a brilliant interpretation , a real pleasure in music.