Salieri: Orchestral Works
KHCD-2013-015DL (STEREO) - Salieri: Sinfonia Veniziana ("La Scuola De' Gelosi"); Sinfonia "Il Giorno Onomastica"; Variazioni Sull'Aria "La Follia Di Spagna" - London Symphony Orchestra/Zoltán Peskó - Antonio Salieri was considered one of the most respected and prestigious Italian composers in the period between 1700 and 1800. Know during his time as primarily an opera and religious music composer, he managed to create a notable volume of purely instrumental works in between the others. The symphonies on this CD are the only two recognized by the composer. The first work is actually the overture to the opera "La Scuola De' Gelosi" (The School of Jealosy) from 1778 while the second, "Il Giorno Onomastico" (The Name Day) was from 1775. The last work, Variazioni Sull'Aria "La Follia Di Spagna",based on a 17th century Portugeuse folk tune, is considered to be the first example of nineteenth century orchestral variations before Brahms' celebrated work. Transcription was from a near-mint Columbia LP, licensed by Fonit-Cetra S.p.A. Cover, tray and disc art are included in the download.