Mar 31, 2010
Arranged By: Leonard Handler, BMI(100.00%)
Pleasantville Music Publishing, BMI(50.00%)
Saverio Mercadante, much like his fellow countryman and contemporary Gaetano Donezetti, was primarily known for his operas, but this wonderful concerto for flute and orchestra has since become quite popular and a staple of the concert flute repertoire. The orchestration is dense, but not overpowering and the flute's breathy timbre suits the cascading melodies perfectly. Any flautist or fan of flute music should consider Mercadante's Concerto For Flute And Orchestra In E Minor essential listening.