Mercadante - Flute Concertos Nos 1, 2 & 4 | Naxos 8572731

Mercadante - Flute Concertos Nos 1, 2 & 4

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8572731

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 25th November 2013

Contents

Artists

Patrick Gallois (flute)
Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla

Conductor

Patrick Gallois

Works

Mercadante, Saverio

Flute Concerto no.1 in E major, op.49
Flute Concerto no.2 in E minor, op.57
Flute Concerto no.4 in G major

Artists

Patrick Gallois (flute)
Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla

Conductor

Patrick Gallois

About

Saverio Mercadante was one of Italyís ground-breaking composers in the development of opera, admired by contemporaries such as Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini and Verdi. But during the years 1814 to 1820, inspired by fellow conservatoire students and their virtuoso teachers, he embarked on a series of works for the flute.

They include seven concertos, happy exceptions to the rule in opera-obsessed Italy of the day. The solo writing is vividly characterised, full of technical demands perfectly adapted to the instrumentís then more limited capabilities and permeated with a rich bel canto lyricism.

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