GIULIO BRICCIALDI (1818 - 1881)
Briccialdi enjoyed considerable fame as a flautist and made a significant improvement to the form of the instrument in addition to contributing considerably to its repertoire. He established his earlier career in Rome, later moving to Naples, briefly to London, and finally to Florence.
In addition to compositions of various kinds involving the flute, Briccialdi wrote chamber music for other groups of instruments. All his music is very much in the tuneful Italian style of the period.