Carlo Cecere (1706–1761) never left Naples, composed chiefly opere buffe
, and distinguished himself as a performer (not a harpsichordist but a violinist). The composer of a good many concertos, including a fair number for one or two flutes, Cecere possessed an instrumental style characterized by great melodic facility and supported by marked compliance in formal terms with the most successful contemporary models.
from notes by Stefano Aresi © 2013
English: Charles Johnston