Saverio Mercadante – Concertos for Clarinet Concertoni for Winds and Orchestra
Italy is not only the birthplace of opera, it is the land of bel canto, the style that marked the apogee of opera in the nineteen century.This collection of clarinet concertos Saverio MERCADANTE (1795-1870) and are wonderful examples of the light Italian operatic genre and are brilliantly played here by the distinguished Italian clarinettist Luigi Magistrelli.
Saverio Mercadante Concerto in B flat major op. 101, Concertone No. 1 in F major, Concertone No. 2 in F major, Concertone No. 3 in F major, Concerto in E flat major op. 76
Luigi Magistrelli clarinet, Laura Magistrelli clarinet, Elena Cecconi flute, Alfredo Pedretti horn,
Lario Chamber Orchestra conducted by Pierangelo Gelmini
‘an extremely successful disc, with an excellent soloist and a good orchestra.’
Playing Time: 71 mins.