JOÃO DOMINGOS BOMTEMPO (1771 - 1842)
Born in Lisbon in 1771, the son of an Italian oboist, Joo Domingos Bomtempo
wrote a substantial body of music, including five piano concertos, a Requiem
in Memory of Cames, two symphonies, and a quantity of piano music. In a
career that took him to Paris and to London, he enjoyed considerable success
as a pianist and as a composer.
Bomtempos two symphonies reflect contemporary classical influence, the
first in the tradition of Haydn and Mozart, and the second, nearly twice the
length, akin, rather, to Beethoven.