Andrey Shilov plays Gavotte by Alphons Czibulka (1842-1894) "Stephanie", Op.312 arranged for guitar by M.Ricci. Czibulka was born in Szepesvaralja district of Szepes (Slovak: Spis), Upper Hungary. He first came to prominence from the age of 15 touring Southern Russia giving piano recitals and concerts. He eventually became musical director at the French Opera in Odessa and at the National Theatre in Innsbruck, in 1865 he was second under Franz von Suppe as conductor at the Carl Theatre in Vienna. In 1880 he was appointed representative of Austria-Hungary's military orchestra at the International Exhibition in Brussels. He won First Prize at that festival's Internationalen Musikkapellenkonkurrenz. When Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria became engaged, he dedicated to Princess Stephanie of Belgium his Stephanie Gavotte, which became one of the most popular salon music pieces of the 19th century. He conducted many giant Monstekonzerte at the Rotunda that had been built for the 1873 Vienna World Exhibition (Weltausstellung 1873 Wien). He died in Vienna, and is buried at the Central Cemetery.