FOOD and MUSIC

Andy Jackson

This unlikely pairing of Italian composers and their (supposedly) favourite foodstuffs always raises a laugh in performance. A few lyrics give a flavour of the piece: "Donizetti liked spaghetti", "Rossini adored panini","Gabrielli lived on jelly". 

The tunes, adapted from from the overture to Rossini's "La Cenerentola" and "O Sole mio" by Eduardo di Capua, make the piece sound authentically Italian.