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Mercadante Saverio

Andersen, Joachim

Blahetka, Leopoldine

Boehm, Theobald

Bonis, Mel

Borne, François

Caplet, André

Chaminade, Cécile

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Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert

Concerto for flute and orchestra No 1 in E Major (Op 49)

By Mercadante Saverio

S. Mercadante: flute concerto No 1 was written in 1813 during Mercadante's studies at The Conservatory of Naples and dedicated to his fellow student Pasquale Buongiorno (dubbed as a "famous dilettante").

Raffaele Trevisani

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian (conductor), 2007, Delos / Naxos

1. Allegro maestoso

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Raffaele Trevisani

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian (conductor), 2007, Delos / Naxos

2. Largo

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Raffaele Trevisani

Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Constantine Orbelian (conductor), 2007, Delos / Naxos

3. Polacca brillante

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Patrick Gallois

Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, 2013, Naxos

1. Allegro maestoso

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Patrick Gallois

Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, 2013, Naxos

2. Largo

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Patrick Gallois

Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, 2013, Naxos

3. Polacca brillante

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Mercadante Saverio

Saverio Mercadante (1795-1970) was an Italian composer who is mostly known for his operas and  melodic bel canto style. He is considered a major figure in the development of Italian opera and was fairly appreciated and even admired by Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini and Verdi.
Most of his flute works were composed during his study years (1814-1820): 6 flute concertos, 15 flute quartets and a flute trio. Mercadante's career took off after Rossini praised his work while visiting the conservatory in 1817 leading to Mercadante's first opera commission.