- Conductor: Claudio Scimone
- Composer: Saverio Mercadante
- Audio CD (July 18 2005)
- SPARS Code: DDD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: RCA Red Seal/Bmg
- ASIN: B000003FDK
|1. Concerto In D Major: Allegro maestoso|
|2. Concerto In D Major: Andante alla siciliana|
|3. Concerto In D Major: Polacca / Allegro brillante|
|4. Concerto In E Minor: Allegro Maestoso|
|5. Concerto In E Minor: Largo|
|6. Concerto In E Minor: Rondo russo : Allegro vivace scherzando|
|7. Concerto In E Major: Allegro maestoso|
|8. Concerto In E Major: Largo|
|9. Concerto In E Major: Polacca : Brillante|
I played the 3rd mov't of the Concerto in e minor: Rondo Russo for a recital in college. After listening to Galway's incredible clarity and interpretation, I found myself wanting to follow his performance. He's simply my favorite and hearing the cd gave me a wonderful example when preparing for my own solo performance. Since then I tell everyone that needs or wants to play that concerto to grab the cd.
Listening to his music, be them for violin, flute, clarinet (etc.), you will be happily taken by some of its echos from the likes as Mozart and Hummel, and every bit as rambunctious as the energized Beethoven. They are lively and very pleasant to listen to. Even his Largo is gently soothing; not dragging.
You will not be bored!! If you were not a fan of his before, after listening to these flute concertos, you will become one. They are simply beautiful and captivating. Enjoy!!
Last, but not least, the superlative interpretation of Maestro Galway's ability to transport and embellish every musical note (of this composer's flute concertos), makes one wonder at times whether Galway himself might not have been a student of the composer himself, to know the exactness with which to deliver each note.
Simply brillant!! The work of two accomplished masters!!