Danzi, Franz Ignaz
Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard
Doppler, Albert Franz
Hüe, Georges Adolphe
Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard
Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten
Taffanel, Claude Paul
Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert
Saverio Mercadante: Aria and variations on the theme “Là ci darem la Mano” from W.A.Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” is part of the three collections of Arie Variate for solo flute by Saverio Mercadante. These Variations most likely were written between 1812 and 1828, displaying the growing interest of the students of the Neapolitan school of the 19th century towards technical experimentation combined with the love for Opera. Overall, Saverio Mercadante has made several arrangements of the works of Mozart and Rossini for various instruments.
Live performance at Wienerkonzerthaus, 2003
Aria con Variazioni
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.