Mosaico Sopra "La Traviata" di Verdi-OB/PN
Composer: Gariboldi, Giuseppe
Publisher: Phylloscopus Publications (England)
for oboe and piano
by Giuseppe Gariboldi (1833-1905)-Italian-born composer, conductor, and flautist
First published in 1866, this work opens with the orchestral prelude to the opera presented by the piano alone. The oboe introduces the theme, first presented by the strings in the orchestral version, which later in the opera, becomes Violetta's aria Amami, Alfredo. After a cadenza, there is an interpolated section, composed by Gariboldi. This is the only section of the work that is not derived from the opera. It is followed by Alfredo and Violetta's duet, Parigi, o cara and a variation thereof. The work closes with Violetta's Sempre libera and a coda.