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MERCADANTE, S.: Flute Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 4 (P. Gallois, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä)


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MERCADANTE, S.: Flute Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 4 (P. Gallois, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä)

Saverio Mercadante was one of Italy’s 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 instrument’s then more limited capabilities and permeated with a rich bel canto lyricism.

Mercadante, Saverio

  Flute Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 57
1.   I. Allegro maestoso 00:10:52
2.   II. Adagio 00:03:47
3.   III. Rondo russo: Allegro giusto 00:06:18
  Flute Concerto No. 4 in G Major
4.   I. [Allegro maestoso] 00:08:01
5.   II. Largo espressivo 00:03:31
6.   III. Polacca brillante 00:04:16
  Flute Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 49
7.   I. [Allegro maestoso] 00:10:20
8.   II. Largo (cadenza by Patrick Gallois) 00:05:01
9.   III. Polacca brillante 00:05:28

Total Playing Time: 00:57:34

Mercadante, Saverio

Gallois, Patrick

Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla

Gallois, Patrick

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Concertos

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572731

Barcode: 747313273171

Physical Release: 12/2013

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