Arrigo TassinariArrigo Tassinari (1889–1988) was principal flute in the orchestra of Teatro all Scala in Milan from 1910 to 1933. He taught at the conservatory in Naples and later at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, where his students included Severino Gazzelloni. Tassinari would have featured in recordings made at La Scala and produced a small number of solo and chamber music recordings.
Christopher Steward’s early flute recordings
Debussy: Sonate for flute, viola and harp: Interlude (second movement). With Fiorenzo Mora, viola and Celestina Gandolfi, harp. Recorded 1931.
Photographs of Arrigo Tassinari in 1919 and 1983 courtesy of Gian-Luca Petrucci.
Photograph of Arrigo Tassinari in 1953 courtesy of the archives of Wm. S. Haynes, Boston, with thanks to Alan Weiss.