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Andersen, Joachim

Blahetka, Leopoldine

Boehm, Theobald

Bonis, Mel

Borne, François

Caplet, André

Chaminade, Cécile

Chopin, Frédéric

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Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Kuhlau, Friedrich

Mendelssohn, Felix

Mercadante, Saverio

Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard

Mouquet, Jules

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Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten

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Taffanel, Claude Paul

Tulou, Jean-Louis

Wagner, Siegfried

Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert

Concerto for flute and string orchestra No 4 in G minor

By Mercadante Saverio

S. Mercadante: flute concerto No 4 in G Major was written in 1816 during his composition studies with Zingarelli at The Conservatory of Naples. The concerto's manuscript exists only in sketch form, lacking some essential details, thus it has been edited suiting style of well-preserved concertos No 1 and No 2.

Patrick Gallois

Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, 2013, Naxos

1. Allegro maestoso

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Patrick Gallois

Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, 2013, Naxos

2. Largo espressivo

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Patrick Gallois

Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla, 2013, Naxos

3. Polacca brillante

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Mario Carbotta

I Solisti Aquilani, Vittorio Parisi (conductor), 2000, Dynamic

1. Allegro maestoso

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Mario Carbotta

I Solisti Aquilani, Vittorio Parisi (conductor), 2000, Dynamic

2. Largo espressivo

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Mario Carbotta

I Solisti Aquilani, Vittorio Parisi (conductor), 2000, Dynamic

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.