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Biography of Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870): biography, sheet music, recordings, weblinks and literature

Biography of Saverio Mercadante (1795-1870)

Baptized in Altamura
Studies with Zingarelli in Naples
Band master of the cathedral in Novara
Head of the Naples conservatory Real Collegio di Musica
Dies in Naples

Sheet music for flute:

Drei Duos
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei
(2 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 32770
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duo I (Larghetto amabile - Allegro maestoso - Tempo di valse)
  2. Duo II (Allegro affettuoso - Adagio - Rondo Allegro brillante)
  3. Duo III (Allegro maestoso - Polacca allegro brillante)
Great edition. Parts and score and both are optimized by additional pages for easier page turning. And it sounds great, too.
First edition by Breitkopf & Härtel (Leipzig) in 1828.

Quartetto (F-Dur)
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante variatio (Tema + 5 Variationi)
  3. Polacca brillante
Parts and score

CDs with/from Saverio Mercadante

James Galway, I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone
James Galway plays Flute Concertos (CD 10/12) (2011)
Mercadante: Concertos in D major, E minor & E major
    Concerto for Flute & Orchestra in D major:
  1. Allegro maestoso (09:25:00)
  2. Andante alla siciliana (04:51:00)
  3. Polacca. Allegro brillante (05:09:00)
  4. Concerto for Flute & Orchestra in E minor:
  5. Allegro maestoso (10:17:00)
  6. Largo (05:07:00)
  7. Concert (06:21:00)
  8. Concerto for Flute & Orchestra in E major:
  9. Allegro maestoso (10:28:00)
  10. Largo (05:12:00)
  11. Polacca brillante (05:21:00)

Literature von/über Saverio Mercadante

Last edit 22.01.2012