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Grand Fantasy on Rossini’s Semiramide



Virtuoso flutist Robert Stallman won accolades throughout his 50-year career of performing and transcribing. A lifelong lover of opera, when his wife suggested he create his own opera fantasy, he quickly took up Gioachino Rossini’s Semiramide as the score to explore, noting that it included so much flute and piccolo material. The Semiramide premiered in Venice in 1823, and the overture has remained one of Rossini’s most popular.

Grand Fantasy on Rossini’s Semiramide, for Flute (or Piccolo) and Piano, by Robert Stallman, Carl Fischer Music,