Cimarosa: Overtures, Vol. 4 / Halasz, Czech Chamber Philharmonic
The most famous Italian opera composer of his day, Domenico Cimarosa saw his fame spread all over Europe. Written towards the end of the ‘Neapolitan School’ era, his operas endured in popularity long after his death thanks to their melodic invention, colourful orchestration and sheer vitality. 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. The first three volumes are available on Naxos 8.570508, 8.570279 and 8.572734.
Catalog Number: 8573459
Composer: Domenico Cimarosa
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Chamber Orchestra