The Barber of Seville, Book 1 by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868). Edited by Frank Michael. Arranged by Joseph Kuffner. String Trios. For Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello. This edition: Urtext. Sheet Music. Published by Zimmermann (PE.ZM33190).
This is an urtext edition including critical commentary about the sources used.
If one wanted to recollect a beautiful evening at the opera in the pre-record era, the only possibility was to play the same music with the instrumentation of a chamber music ensemble. Thus: a whole flood of opera arrangements, some of them quite demanding, from piano solo to larger groups, often featuring a popularly played instrument. The well-known and internationally appreciated composer Joseph Kuffner (1776- 1856) wrote a multitude of such arrangements for winds. The flute is the star in this reworking of this very popular opera.