The internationally acclaimed flautist, Emmanuel Pahud, presents favourite repertoire from famous flautists, here the "Fantasy on 'Rigoletto' based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi for two flutes and piano.
The Doppler brothers, both, flautists and composers, were contemporaries of Verdi and performed their Fantasy on Rigoletto only a few years after the opera was premiered. From an early age and into later life the brothers undertook concert tours across Europe as a flute duo and wrote numerous arrangements for their own use. It was in this context that the Fantasy on 'Rigoletto' was written. The workis often attributed to Franz Doppler but is probably the work of the two brothers.