SAVERIO MERCADANTE (1795-1870): Flute Concertos No. 5 in F and No. 6 in D, Concerto for 2 Flutes in D, Introduione, Largo e Tema con variazioni for Flute and Orchestra, 20 Capricci for Solo Flute.
Catalogue Number: 08U023
Description: Mercadante’s flute concertos effectively close this instrument’a Classical period and those here (all dating from 1819-19) are not exactly over-recorded. The earlier Capricci (c.1811-14) can be compared with Paganini’s for violin. Patrick Gallois (flute and conductor), Kazunori Seo (flute II), Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice.