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PAISIELLO: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 / Proserpine Overture

Composer(s):Paisiello, Giovanni
Artist(s) Cappabianca, Gennaro, Conductor • Collegium Philarmonicum Chamber OrchestraNicolosi, Francesco, piano
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.557031
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Giovanni Paisiello stands head and shoulders above the other Italian composers of his generation. A pupil of the Neapolitan School, he had a supreme gift for melody, allied with a highly individual style and idiom that foreshadow Haydn and Beethoven. Paisiello’s eight keyboard concertos, written to commission for the nobility, clearly show that he must have been an excellent pianist and harpsichordist. In contrast with the classical poise and restraint of the Second Concerto, the Fourth Concerto is an extraordinary piece, with an opening Allegro comparable to Haydn’s Sturm und Drang works, and a solemn slow movement that can only be likened to the young Beethoven.


   

    
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