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Track(s) taken from CDH55192

Sinfonia from the opera Gl' Amanti Generosi


Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Recording details: March 1987
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Release date: October 1988
Total duration: 3 minutes 39 seconds

Francesco Mancini’s sinfonia was known in London, for his opera was produced there under the title Hydaspes in 1710; it seems that the composer – a Neapolitan – worked in England for a period. The sinfonia is typical of the simple, vigorous orchestral style popularized by Alessandro Scarlatti; the scoring, though, with solo violins as well as solo trumpet in the first movement, is quite sophisticated.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1988

La sinfonia de Francesco Mancini était connue à Londres, où l’opéra de ce compositeur fut monté en 1710 sous le titre de Hydaspes. Il semble que Mancini, Napolitain, ait travaillé un temps en Angleterre. Cette sinfonia, typique du style orchestral simple et vigoureux popularisé par Alessandro Scarlatti, présente cependant une écriture fort sophistiquée, avec violon, mais aussi trompette, solo (premier mouvement).

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 1988
Français: Hypérion

Die Sinfonia von Francesco Mancini war in London bekannt, denn seine Oper wurde dort 1710 unter dem Titel Hydaspes aufgeführt; wie es scheint, war der – aus Neapel stammende – Komponist einige Zeit lang in England tätig. Die Sinfonia ist typisch für den schlichten, robusten Orchesterstil, der von Alessandro Scarlatti bekannt gemacht wurde; die Instrumentierung mit Sologeigen sowie Solotrompete im Kopfsatz ist hingegen recht hoch entwickelt.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 1988
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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