SALIERI, ANTONIO: PIANO CONCERTOS (Costantino Catena)
Concerto for piano and orchestra in C, Concerto for piano and orchestra in B flat
(b Legnago, 18 Aug 1750; d Vienna, 7 May 1825). Italian composer, mainly resident in Vienna. A major contributor to and shaper of Viennese musical life from 1770 to 1820, he also composed successful operas in Italy and Paris, and won admiration from German operagoers as a composer who, in the words of one contemporary critic, ‘could bind all the power of German music to the sweet Italian style’.