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Sinfonia from the opera Gl' Amanti Generosi


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


Italian Baroque Trumpet Music

Track-specific metadata for CDH55192 track 17

Minuet: Allegro
Recording date
26 March 1987
Recording venue
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Italian Baroque Trumpet Music (CDA66255)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: October 1988
    Deletion date: July 2004
    Superseded by CDH55192
  2. Italian Baroque Trumpet Music (CDH55192)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: April 2005
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