La Pasta! Op.36, by Reissiger & Sedlatzek
Concertantes Variations sur la Cavatina de Rossini, No.3
Gassett Collection - Facsimile Edition by Noteworthy Sheet Music
Flute and Piano Parts, PDF $13.50
Reissiger and Sedlatzek's work La Pasta is a particularly effective concert piece with which the accomplished flutist can enthrall a diverse audience by evoking the dramatic majesty of grand opera while applying the scintillating techniques of the 19th century virtuoso. La Pasta is flutist Johann Sedlatzek's homage, celebration, and souvenir of the redoubtable mezzo-soprano Giuditta Pasta (1798± - 1866±), arranged by the superb composer/conductor Carl Gottlieb Reissiger. Pasta (nee Negri) was a cynosure of Italian opera who created brilliant dramatic roles for Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini. Legendary Maria Callas (1923-77) is often compared to Pasta by opera aficionados, but few are likely to have heard both in their prime. — P. H. Bloom, 5/23/2011
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Piano part, 13 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total, 24 pages