Duetto Sur Maria Padilla (Melodrame De Gaetano Donizetti - (A Melodrama by Gaetano Donizetti)). Composed by Cesare Ciardi. Edited by Jean-Louis Beaumadier. For Piccolo, Flute, Piano. The French Flutists Propose Collectioin Jean-Louis Beaumadier. INTERMEDIATE. 19 pages. Duration 8 minutes, 40 seconds. Gerard Billaudot Editeur #524-07405. Published by Gerard Billaudot Editeur (PR.524074050).
The most popular operatic genre of the 19th century was the melodrama, also around the heyday of the flute. During this time, Cesare Ciardi was one of the greatest flute virtuosos of his time, performing and traveling extensively. This piece is an excellent representation of the era, for advanced players.