Ermenegildo Carosio (1866-1928) - 25 Compositions for Guitar Solo

Ermenegildo Carosio - 25 Compositions for Guitar Solo

Ermenegildo Carosio - 25 Compositions for Guitar Solo

Ermenegildo Carosio was the most important composer of his time in Piedmont, Italy. He lived through, and fully interpreted, the period known as Belle Époque.

A native of Alessandria, Carosio began his music studies in his hometown and completed them in Turin.

From the 1890s, he focused on local music, living and working mainly in Turin. He was director of Turin’s Concerto Romano (Variety Orchestra) and director of operatic seasons at Alessandria’s Municipal Theater. He published danceable and classical music for various instruments, mainly mandolin and guitar, but also for piano and flute. He was a successful composer of songs and operettas, especially in Piedmont’s dialect. Carosio was also a teacher for plucked and plectrum instruments (guitar, mandolin, etc.). He dedicated himself to his students, including Countess Alice Morteo of Multedo (1883-...), also a composer.

[From Foreword by Marco V. Bazzotti]

List of included guitar pieces:

  1. Primi passi (Waltzer)
  2. Le chant de bebé
  3. Ninna-nanna
  4. Musette
  5. Gemma (Mazurka)
  6. Ebbrezze (Waltzer)
  7. Cicaleggio
  8. Baci perduti (Valzer)
  9. Alice (Mazurka)
  10. Madrigale
  11. Emily (Mazurka)
  12. Emily (Mazurka)
  13. Manuelita (Tango)
  14. Pattuglia giapponese (Pezzo caratteristico)
  15. Vieni ?! (Mazurka)
  16. Mio sogno (Valzer)
  17. Sei carina (Polka)
  18. Gavotta
  19. Trés Jolie (Polka-Marcia)
  20. Occhioni belli (Mazurka)
  21. L’Amour refleurit (Tirolienne)
  22. Maliziosetta (Polka)
  23. Ghiribizzi (Polka)
  24. Follie !.. (Polka)
  25. Minuetto all’antica
  26. Imitation a l’Harpe (Caprice)

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