CGC 024 : Rossiniana No.1 by Giuliani

//CGC 024 : Rossiniana No.1 by Giuliani

CGC 024 : Rossiniana No.1 by Giuliani

In this episode I take you into the world of Giuliani and Rossini as we explore the Rossiniana No.1 by Mauro Giuliani.

Rossiniana I, Op. 119


Introduction (Andantino) “Assisa a piè d’un salice” (Otello) “Languir per una bella”, Andante grazioso (L’Italienne à Alger) “Con gran piacer, ben mio”, Maestoso (L’Italienne à Alger) ”Caro, caro ti parlo in petto”, Moderato (L’Italienne à Alger) “Cara, per te quest’anima”, Allegro Vivace (Armida)

What other pieces would you like me to discuss? Let me know in the comments below.


Care to take the Giuliani Quiz? It’s fun and informative!

You can submit your results to the leaderboard at the end if you like, but you don’t have to.

Thanks to Dave Belcher for compiling the questions!

[LDAdvQuiz 40]

2016-03-26T23:25:03+00:0023 Comments


  1. Aaron Willmon March 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply


    I think this was the best podcast yet. Please don’t stop doing the interviews, but you should definitely do more podcasts like these. I know it is a lot of work and we all appreciate it.

  2. Wilson March 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Hey Simon,
    I haven’t had a chance to listen to this one yet, but if you could do a future episode on either the Prelude or Fugue (Prelude would take less time, Im guessing) from BWV 998 that would be great. Always looking for new insights regarding Bach interpretation.

  3. Jenny March 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply


    I thought this podcast was fantastic and so very interesting. I can imagine how long it took to pull together for us so a big thank you. I learnt so much and I’m sure many other listeners will do too. All the best, Jenny

  4. Isaac Feuerberg March 23, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Congratulations and thanks again for your continuous great contributions to those of us lucky to discover C.G.C.
    This format is superb.
    My personal suggestion for future work: Bach Ciaccona (BWV 1004).
    Have a great Easter.


  5. Wayne March 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm - Reply


    • Dave Belcher March 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm - Reply

      Any piece in particular, Wayne?

  6. Paul Laveurt March 23, 2016 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Simon,

    Thank you very much for this, a complete revelation to me and communicated with analogies that made perfect sense and helped me grasp the concepts being discussed.

    Totally addictive, I hope you find time to produce similar episodes as it broadens our horizons and musical knowledge.

    Thank you


  7. Chuck March 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Simon. I happened to have a copy of Mr. Giuliani’s Op 119 Rossiniane No. 1 and it was fun to follow along as you taught about it. It’s free, for those who would like to do the same.

    I think t was published contemporaneously, or nearly so. and the copy is poor in some areas, but sufficient, I would say.

    This podcast was SO helpful! I couldn’t ever get past the 3rd measure because I couldn’t figure out the count! If you haven’t done so already, perhaps one day a lesson on those artificial harmonics? I can’t get those for some reason.

  8. Linda Tsardakas March 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I’ve always thought it would be interesting to find out which Rossini operas Giuliani based his composition on. Now you’ve presented just that for No.1- thank you!

    Comments suggest Bach for future podcasts of this type. I think many listeners would appreciate insights into his compositions. Any of Bach’s music would be great here.

    Best wishes for a Happy Easter,

  9. Jon Gjylaci March 25, 2016 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Hi Simon

    Greetings from Manchester UK.
    Congratulations on your work, this is a great podcast!

    An interesting piece to talk about would be Britten’s Nocturnal op 70.

    Best wishes,

  10. 6Strings March 25, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Most enjoyable Simon. Thoroughly enjoyed it from the first note to the final senorita :)

  11. Tony March 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Hi could you do something on danzas espaniola oriental no 2 ,would really like some tab thanks bw tony

  12. André Balijon March 27, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Hi Simon. Very interesting podcast, but I still do enjoy your guitar version a lot more than the original arias :)
    I love the video recording of Mallorca by Isaac Albeniz you made a few years ago. Maybe you can tell more about that?

  13. Micha Sloman March 28, 2016 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Hi Simon,

    I really enjoyed this wonderful podcast. Your explanations are so interesting and educational and your playing moved me emotionally. Such virtuosity. When I hear you playing on your magnificent guitar I sometimes feel I am listening to a grand piano.

    All honour to you,


  14. dshugrue March 28, 2016 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Hugely enjoyable podcast! Bravo! Please bring more like this one.

  15. Monika Marlowe March 29, 2016 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Hi Simon
    What a thoroughly enjoyable podcast! Many thanks to you and everyone else who contributed to its production.

  16. katherine lord March 30, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Great lesson in music appreciation, ! more of this across many composers please!
    (have you ever thought of starting a music school? I’d join..:)
    thanks again for the hard work, Simon (and Dave)

  17. Tony B March 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    Good work!

  18. Cristina Caldwell March 31, 2016 at 2:39 am - Reply

    So, definitely not saying that the rest of the podcast wasn’t highly interesting and informative. However, whenever I think about the podcast or the word “Rossiniana,” in general, the first thing that now pops into my head is Evita’s Bugs impression. Freaking ADORABLE, little wabbit. Love it. :)

  19. James Huckson April 11, 2016 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Great podcast, Simon! Very enjoyable and enlightening. Future works to analyse……..perhaps, Bach’s Chaccone (or any of the cello suites), Britten’s Nocturnal, Albeniz ‘Asturias’, Phillip Houghton’s ‘Stele’ and maybe guitar concerto’s such as Rodrigo’s or Ross Edward’s. There would be so many others!
    Once again, thank you, Simon.

  20. Mark Featherstone April 13, 2016 at 3:42 am - Reply

    What a treat, Simon! Such an enjoyable podcast. My drive to and from work is short enough that it took three trips to finish the podcast, and the drive in today was entirely your performance. It was pure delight. Thank you!

  21. Jean Baller April 17, 2016 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Thank you so much

  22. james shryock April 26, 2016 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Simon i “discovered” you on youtube via the fiddle fugue orig. g-minor,
    such a masterful performance. Your admonition to stick to one piece and forgo noodles has got me to the point (after fifty years of putzing with the piece) of memorizing it and going for a deep reverential tone. Would love to hear you hold forth (shades of Schenkerian analysis) in a walk through. Best Nick Shryock

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