Contemporary Italian-French composer, Armando Ghidoni brings together influences of both Italy and France in his music. Also, as an expert on jazz, the harmonies and rhythms of the composer's works reflect a huge diversity, Poesie Gaite for French Horn and Piano being no exception. Ghidoni is significant within the contemporary French music school and his works are regularly chosen as set pieces for leading national and international competitions. Poesie Gaite reflects Ghidoni's mastery of a range of instruments, and is suitable for intermediate standard Horn players. With a typical performance lasting about 5 minutes and 15 seconds, Poesie Gaite is an exciting addition to the French Horn repertoire.