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PAISIELLO: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 / Proserpine Overture


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PAISIELLO: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 / Proserpine Overture

Giovanni Paisiello stands head and shoulders above the other Italian composers of his generation. A pupil of the Neapolitan School, he had a supreme gift for melody, allied with a highly individual style and idiom that foreshadow Haydn and Beethoven. Paisiello’s eight keyboard concertos, written to commission for the nobility, clearly show that he must have been an excellent pianist and harpsichordist. In contrast with the classical poise and restraint of the Second Concerto, the Fourth Concerto is an extraordinary piece, with an opening Allegro comparable to Haydn’s Sturm und Drang works, and a solemn slow movement that can only be likened to the young Beethoven.

Paisiello, Giovanni

  Sinfonia d'Opera: Allegro vivace
1.   Sinfonia d'Opera: Allegro vivace 00:04:59
  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major
2.   I. Allegro 00:06:31
3.   II. Largo 00:06:50
4.   III. Allegretto 00:05:43
  Proserpine Overture in D Major
5.   I. Allegro spiritoso 00:02:58
6.   II. Andante 00:01:45
7.   III. Allegro 00:01:09
  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor
8.   I. Allegro 00:10:08
9.   II. Largo 00:06:49
10.   III. (Rondo): Allegretto 00:07:44

Total Playing Time: 00:54:36

Paisiello, Giovanni

Cappabianca, Gennaro

Collegium Philarmonicum Chamber Orchestra

Nicolosi, Francesco

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.557031

Barcode: 0747313203123

Physical Release: 07/2004

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