Notes & Reviews:
Delicacy, lightness, elegance, refinement, tenderness, melancholy, joy, wit, enjoyment…these are the words which come to mind when we listen to the compositions on this recording thanks to the combination of voice, harp, mandolin, underlines the delicacy of timbres.
The unusual repertory ideally links two capitals of the musical history of the time: Naples and Paris. Both Domenico Cimarosa and Giovanni Paisiello departed from Naples and its famous conservatories, to launch their international careers. Also Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to whom the second part of the programme is dedicated, showed an interest in the mandolin and it features throughout the composer’s catalogue from 1768 until the year of his death.