SAVERIO MERCADANTE (1795-1870): Flute Concertos No. 1 in E, Op. 49, No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 57 and No. 4 in G.
Catalogue Number: 01P039
Description: Almost as amazing as the quality of these works, composed when Mercadante was 18 to 23 years old, is the fact that they are almost alone as examples of concerted music by an Italian known as an opera composer to have remained in the repertory and remained (relatively) popular. Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä; Patrick Gallois (flute).