Tune of the Day: Il Carnevale di Venezia
The famous folk tune known as “The Carnival of Venice” has been the subject of many varied arrangements and transcriptions, yet none more virtuosic than Giulio Briccialdi's version for flute and piano. The Italian flutist and composer's arrangement, which consists of a theme, several variations and a final coda, has notably been recorded by James Galway, and included in at least three of his albums.
Beginners beware: this piece is a real technical workout, and is best suited to advanced players. If you find it too difficult, you can try out Demersseman's arrangement of the tune, which is way easier.