Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: 12 Duets K.487, for Two Tubas


  • Composer: Angelo Piazzini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Edition: Da Vinci Edition
  • Format: A4 - Paperback
  • Genre: Chamber
  • Instrumentation: Tuba
  • Pages: 20
  • Period: Classical
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Angelo Piazzini is an Italian performer, teacher and composer. He was born in Palazzuolo sul Senio (FI), a small village in the heart of the Tuscan–Romagnol Apennines. It was there that he attended an introductory music course with the “G.Savoi” Band, and learned the rudiments of music. He undertook a Master’s Degree in Trombone, specialising in Contrabass Tuba, at the “G. Lettimi” Institute of Higher Education in Art and Music, Rimini, with Prof. Marco Bellini. After graduating, he attended numerous Masters and Advanced Courses, including: Milan Music Masterschool with Prof. Daniele Morandini (1st Trombone soloist in the Scala Philharmonic Orchestra); L. Boccherini Advanced Institute of Art and Music, Lucca, with Prof. Riccardo Tarlini (Tuba player in the Tuscan Regional Orchestra); Italian Flute Academy (AIF) with Prof. Matteo Caramaschi (1st Euphonium soloist in the National Band of the State Police). As tuba soloist he has achieved success in major National and International Competitions: Best Brass Instrumentalist in the 1st “L’Estro Armonico” International Music Competition, Ladispoli (Rome), 2009; First Prize in the 18th Daniele Ridolfi Versilian Riviera National Competition, June 2009; Third Prize in the 9th Etruscan Riviera National Competition for Young Musicians, Piombino, April 2008; Third Prize in the 24th Daniele Ridolfi Versilian Riviera National Competition, 21 June 2015; Third Prize in the 12th Etruscan Riviera National Competition for Young Musicians, Piombino, 18 May 2011; As tuba player, he recorded Marco Masini’s new single ‘Italy … and other stories’ in 2009 for Universal Music Italia. As soloist, he regularly plays in tuba-organ/piano duos in churches, basilicas and cathedrals throughout Italy, playing a baroque repertoire by G.P. Telemann, A. Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, P.V. De la Nux and A. Tcherepnin. He has performed multiple times at the Church of St. Maria de’ Ricci (Florence), the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Florence) and the National Church of St. Stefano dei Cavalieri (Pisa), among others. He qualified for selection for Bass Tuba in several orchestras: the “Teatro Goldoni Foundation” in Livorno; the “G.B. Martini” Symphony Orchestra, Bologna; the “Lorenzo Perosi” Symphony Orchestra, Campobasso; the “Luisa d’Annunzio” Symphony Orchestra in Pescara, and the “Licinio Refice” Symphony Orchestra in Frosinone. Under the Public Selection Procedure he was also eligible to become Bass Tuba teacher (CODI/08) at the “N. Paganini” Conservatory, in Genova, the “F. Morlacchi” Conservatory in Perugia and the “G. Verdi” Music Institute, Ragusa. In the field of musical and instrumental teaching he has many years of experience as a tuba teacher and professor in music schools and institutes including the “G. Bonamici” Music School, Pisa (2011-2013); the “S.Strata” Music Academy, Pisa (2013-2014); the “Rodolfo del Corona” Musical Institute, Livorno (2014 -2016); and the “Orfeo” Music School, Pisa (2016-2017). He has also taught numerous Seminars and Masterclasses at Foundations, Associations and Festivals including: the 9th “Sounds of the River” Concert Season Festival, Loro Ciuffenna Auditorium, (Arezzo); “Tuba Signals”, a Seminar/Concert at the 39th International Art Workshop, Montepulciano (Siena); the “S.Strata” Academy of Music, Pisa; the “G. Bonamici” Music School, Pisa; the “Alba Big Fish” Association, Marina di Pisa; the “Rodolfo del Corona” Musical Institute in Livorno and ultimately at the event “StrataMaster” Masterclass July 2017 in Pisa. He is the author of various publications, treatises and didactic methods on his instrument: the Tuba. He has published four treatises, two didactic methods, and numerous revisions of tuba duets for soloists: J.F. Gallay’s Op.38 and Op.41, W.A. Mozart’s 12 Duets for 2 Tubas KV 487, G. Rossini’s 5 Duets for 2 Tubas, and 8 Virtuoso Tuba Duets by G. Punto. These new series of exercises enable the tuba players to rapid experience, step-by-step progression in embouchure and, as a result, obtain increased technical precision and speed, ultimately attaining virtuosity through the two opposing sections of the second book, Advanced Warm Up and Daily Routine for Tuba – Book 2. Together, the four treatises and methods are useful manuals and excellent guides for tuba or brass players, allowing them fast technical improvement in advanced skills. He is regularly invited to perform and deliver informative and educational lectures and talks about his instrument by institutions and cultural organizations. In the 2017/2018 he will hold a Seminar and a Masterclass of Bass Tuba, Chamber Music for Brass and “Brass Ensemble” at the School of Music “Orfeo” in Pisa. From November 2017 he will become a Warburton Artist, he sets up the “A. Piazzini” tuba mouthpiece, a new model, in collaboration with Terry Warburton and the Warburton Music Products.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: (b Salzburg, 27 Jan 1756; d Vienna, 5 Dec 1791). Austrian composer, son of Leopold Mozart. His style essentially represents a synthesis of many different elements, which coalesced in his Viennese years, from 1781 on, into an idiom now regarded as a peak of Viennese Classicism. The mature music, distinguished by its melodic beauty, its formal elegance and its richness of harmony and texture, is deeply coloured by Italian opera though also rooted in Austrian and south German instrumental traditions. Unlike Haydn, his senior by 24 years, and Beethoven, his junior by 15, he excelled in every medium current in his time. He may thus be regarded as the most universal composer in the history of Western music.