FILIPPO TRAETTA (1777-1854): String Quartets No. 1 in B Flat, No. 2 in F and No. 3 in C, General Brown’s Grand March, President’s March, Commodore Decatur’s Turkish March.
Catalogue Number: 07S030
Label: Digressione Music
Description: Quartets in the Mozart-Haydn milieu from the son of opera composer Tommaso Traetta, who was smuggled out of a Neapolitan prison in 1800 and ended up in America, where he founded conservatories in Boston, New York and Philadelphia, got to know Presidents Washington, Madison and Monroe and did diplomatic work for the federal government. Biography, please! Modus String Quartet.