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Mercadante Saverio

Andersen, Joachim

Blahetka, Leopoldine

Boehm, Theobald

Bonis, Mel

Borne, François

Caplet, André

Chaminade, Cécile

Chopin, Frédéric

Danzi, Franz Ignaz

Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard

Donizetti, Gaetano

Donjon, Johannes

Doppler, Albert Franz

Fauré, Gabriel

Frühling, Carl

Ganne, Louis

Godard, Benjamin

Grandval, Clémence

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Kuhlau, Friedrich

Mendelssohn, Felix

Mercadante, Saverio

Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard

Mouquet, Jules

Périlhou, Albert

Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Schubert, Franz

Schumann, Robert

Sibelius, Jean

Strauss, Richard

Taffanel, Claude Paul

Tulou, Jean-Louis

Wagner, Siegfried

Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert

Variations on "Là ci darem la Mano" for Solo Flute

By Mercadante Saverio

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.

Andrea Oliva

Live performance at Wienerkonzerthaus, 2003

Aria con Variazioni

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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.