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Giuseppe Mercadante

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Country of Birth:

Italy

Year of Birth:

1795

Year of Death:

1870

About the composer Giuseppe Mercadante

Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante (baptised 17 September 1795 - 17 December 1870) was an Italian composer, particularly of operas. While Mercadante may not have retained the international celebrity of Gaetano Donizetti or Gioachino Rossini beyond his own lifetime, he composed as impressive a number of works as either; and his development of operatic structures, melodic styles and orchestration contributed significantly to the foundations upon which Giuseppe Verdi built his dramatic technique.
Mercadante was born in Altamura, near Bari in Apulia; his precise date of birth has not been recorded, but he was baptised on 17 September 1795. Mercadante studied flute, violin and composition at the conservatory in Naples, and organized concerts among his compatriots. The opera composer Gioachino Rossini said to the conservatory Director, Niccolo Zingarelli, "My compliments Maestro - your young pupil Mercadante begins where we finish". In 1817 he was made conductor of the college orchestra, composing a number of symphonies, and concertos for various instruments - including six for flute about 1818-1819, and whose autograph scores are in the Naples conservatory, where they were presumably first performed with him as soloist.
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SMercadante Il Giuramento aria di Viscardo Bella adorata incognita Placido Domingo live 1979 146728
Bella adorata incognita
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Plácido Domingo
James Valenti sings Fu celeste O Barbaro from Il Giuramento 159556
Fu celeste
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James Valenti

Rolando Villazon La dea di tutti i cor Il giuramento Saverio Mercadante  159538
La dea di tutti i cor
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Rolando Villazón

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