After signing over my Canzona (per Carlo Aonzo) to the venerable --and VERY reputable-- Joachim Trekel Publishing House of Hamburg last May, I had not seen the work listed yet on the company's website, nor had I received the customary complimentary copies until last weekend. So, with more caution than valor, I wrote to Mr. Trekel earlier this week, inquiring whatever might have happened.
I was delighted --but, of course, not at all suprised, knowing what an honorable businessman Mr. Trekel is-- to get an e-mail response, presto, prestissimo today, explaining the delay as one caused by a multitude of other projects that were pressingly deadlined against the fixed dates of various festivals. I have no reason to doubt, or to begrudge such business realities.
Mr. Trekel assured me that the Canzona will be coming out VERY shortly, indeed this very month.
I most highly recommend any opportunity you might ever get to actually hear Carlo himself (and guitarist partner) actually perform this piece. They are an absolute KNOCK-OUT!
As for the piece itself, I will leave that for others to judge. All I will say is that I am pleased with the outcome. Finally, I will also add that this piece is of moderate difficulty-level, as it was written to showcase Carlo's finesse more than the sheer virtuosity of his playing; in other words, this is a piece any reasonably skilled mandolinist can handle, and perform to good effect.