Composer Portrait - Niccolo Jommelli
Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of composer Niccolo Jommelli, whose operatic reforms in the mid-18th century made him a widely-regarded figure in his day.
Lucie Skeaping plays a selection of music by Niccolo Jommelli. Considered a pathfinder, steering music from the traditions of Baroque opera to the immediacy of Mozart's stage works, Jommelli's operatic reforms in the mid-eighteenth century made him a widely regarded figure in his day - ground-breaking and influential. His true significance is only now starting to be valued.