Cimarosa, Domenico (1749 - 1801)

Overtures, Vol. 5

The new Naxos release of the Cimarosa Overtures uses sheet music material prepared by Artaria Editions – available soon on this website.

Domenico Cimarosa was one of the last great exponents of the ‘Neapolitan School’ and one of the most famous and successful composers before the arrival of Rossini on the European opera scene. His works were produced and re-staged at innumerable performances in opera houses all over Europe. This programme represents the extraordinary range of Cimarosa’s career, from Le trame deluse (The Foiled Schemes) and La villana riconosciuta (The Country Girl Revealed), which were among his greatest hits, to overtures from cantatas such as Atene edificata (The Founding of Athens) and the ‘dramatic composition’ for Cardinal de Bernis, written on the occasion of the birth of the Dauphin, the firstborn son of Louis XVI.

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Cimarosa, Domenico (1749 - 1801)

Overtures, Vol. 4

The new Naxos release of the Cimarosa Overtures uses sheet music material prepared by Artaria Editions – available soon on this website.

The overtures in this programme include I tre amanti (The Three Lovers), the hit opera that made Cimarosa’s name outside Naples, and Il pittor parigino (The Parisian Painter) and the tragedy Giunio Bruto that were admired by Haydn and conducted by him at the Esterházy court.

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Beck, Franz Ignaz (1734-1809)

BECK, F.I.: Symphonies, Op. 2

Symphony in D Major, Op. 2, No. 1 (Callen 7) (AE189)

Symphony in G Minor, Op. 2, No. 2 (Callen 8) (AE190)

Symphony in A Major, Op. 2, No. 3 (Callen 9) (AE191)

Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 2, No. 4 (Callen 10) (AE192)

Symphony in D Major, Op. 2, No. 6 (Callen 12) (AE194)

Symphony in G Major, Op. 2, No. 5 (Callen 11) (AE193)
Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra / Kevin Mallon

Naxos 8.573323 Release date: 07/2015

Franz Ignaz Beck is increasingly acknowledged as one of the most forward-looking and inventive of mid-eighteenth-century symphonists. A student of the celebrated Johann Stamitz, Beck was trained in Mannheim, a focal point of new approaches to orchestral writing. Although small in scale, his Op. 2 set includes some of the most striking and harmonically daring works of their kind from the period. Further Beck Symphonies may be heard on Naxos 8.553790, 8.554071, 8.570799, 8.573248 and 8.573249.

Beck, Franz Ignaz (1734-1809)

BECK, F.I.: Symphonies, Op. 4, Nos. 4-6 and Op. 3, No. 5


Symphony in D Major, Op. 4, No. 4 (Callen 22) (AE229)

Symphony in G Major, Op. 4, No. 5 (Callen 23) (AE230)

Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 4, No. 6 (Callen 24) (AE231)

Symphony in D Minor, Op. 3, No. 5 (Callen 17) (AE187)
Pardubice Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra / Marek Štilec

Naxos 8.573249 Release date: 12/2014

The court at Mannheim, one of Europe’s great eighteenth-century musical centres, provided myriad opportunities for creative development. Having absorbed the ideas of his teacher, Johann Stamitz, and of other luminaries, Beck wrote a series of symphonies notable for their dramatic contrasts, breadth and sweep, the progressive inclusion of woodwinds and a willingness to explore expressive intensity. Further Beck Symphonies may be heard on Naxos 8.553790, 8.554071, 8.570799 and 8.573248.

Devienne, François (1759-1803)

DEVIENNE, F.: Flute Concertos, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1-4


Flute Concerto No. 1 in D Major (AE512)

Flute Concerto No.2 in D Major (AE513)

Flute Concerto No. 3 in G Major (AE514)

Flute Concerto No. 4 in G Major (AE515)
Swedish Chamber Orchestra/ Patrick Gallois

Naxos 8.573230 Release date: 11/2014

François Devienne was among the most important composers of wind music in the second half of the 18th century and one of the founding teachers at the newly established Paris Conservatoire in 1795. Devienne’s First Flute Concerto was a great success at the 1782 Concert Spirituel and helped his reputation abroad. The Fourth is one of the best of his entire concerto output. All of these works combine sublime melodic elegance and graceful virtuosity, making them among the most attractive concertos of their time.

Beck, Franz Ignaz (1734-1809)

BECK, F.I.: Symphonies, Op. 4, Nos. 1-3 and Op. 3, No. 6

Symphony in D Major, Op. 4, No. 1 (Callen 19) (AE226)

Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 4, No. 2 (Callen 20) (AE227)

Symphony in F Major, Op. 4, No. 3 (Callen 21) (AE228)

Symphony in D Major, Op. 3, No. 6 (Callen 18) (AE188)
Pardubice Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra / Marek Štilec

Naxos 8.573248 Release date: 10/2014

Beck’s symphonies have long been regarded as among the most striking works of their kind from the mid-18th century. Remarkable for their dramatic flair, rich harmonic language and fluid, inventive part writing, Beck’s Op. 3 Symphonies (published 1762) display a rare level of compositional finish that elevates them above all but the very greatest symphonies of their time. The Six Symphonies, Op. 1 are available on Naxos 8.554071.

Cimarosa, Dominico (1749-1801)

Overtures Vol.3

Le astuzie femminili Overture No. 1 (AE294)
Le astuzie femminili Overture No. 2 (AE294)
Artemisia regina di Caria: Overture (AE291)
La vanita delusa, "Il mercato di Malmantile": Overture (AE265)
Caio Mario: Overture (AE293)
I due baroni di Rocca Azzurra: Overture (AE296)
Le stravaganze d'amore: Overture (AE300)
I nemici generosi: Overture (AE299)
L'eroe cinese: Overture (AE297)
Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä/ Patrick Gallois

Naxos 8.572734 Release date: 08/2013

Domenico Cimarosa was the most famous and popular Italian opera composer of the second half of the eighteenth century. In the course of a brilliantly successful career he composed more than 65 operas as well as a significant body of instrumental music and works for the church. His operas were performed all over Europe, both in Italian and in translation. A number of Cimarosa’s operas continued to enjoy occasional stagings during the nineteenth century, and his most famous work, Il matrimonio segreto, is one of only a handful of operas of the period never to have left the repertory. Cimarosa’s overtures are remarkable for their melodic invention, assured handling of the orchestra and sheer vitality.