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Corelli, Arcangelo (1653-1713)  

Arcangelo Corelli

born: 17 February 1653
died: 8 January 1713
country: Italy

Arcangelo Corelli was born into a wealthy family in the small Italian town of Fusignano in 1653. His musical studies began in earnest when he moved to Bologna in 1666; four years later he was admitted to the Accademia Filarmonica there. By 1675 he was in Rome, where the young ‘Arcangelo bolognese’ became known as a rising star among the fine violinists of the city. He regularly performed at the highly elaborate church services that were major musical attractions in Rome, as well as frequently taking part in oratorios and operas. In about 1679 he entered the service of the exiled Queen Christina of Sweden as a chamber musician. To this remarkable lady, a discerning music-lover who had abdicated her throne and embraced Roman Catholicism in 1654, Corelli dedicated his first printed collection of trio sonatas (Op 1, 1681).

In 1684 Corelli took over the responsibility of providing the orchestra for the powerful Cardinal Pamphili; two years later he was officially engaged as the Cardinal’s master of music and took up residence in his palace. Corelli, his favourite violin pupil Matteo Fornari and the cellist G B Lulier (also a composer) regularly performed with the harpsichordist Pasquini and as concertino soloists with the Cardinal’s orchestra.

The Spaniard Lulier and Corelli frequently collaborated in the production of oratorios, Lulier providing the vocal music and Corelli the sinfonias. One such collaboration was S Beatrice d’Este, performed in Roma and Modena in 1689.

When his patron Pamphili moved to Bologna in 1690, Corelli was taken up by the young Cardinal Ottoboni and took part in the famous academies held in the Ottoboni Palace every Monday evening.

The large musical establishments of his wealthy patrons gave Corelli the chance to develop his best-known and most influential works, the orchestral concerti grossi. Although they were sometimes performed by enormous orchestras of over a hundred players, these were probably originally played by a domestic ensemble of about fifteen musicians. But they were never published in his lifetime, even though at his death in 1713 Corelli had just put the finishing touches to an edition of twelve. In his will he left the plates to his constant disciple Fornari who issued them in 1714 as Corelli’s Op 6. For many years afterwards they were solemnly performed at the Pantheon, Corelli’s burial-place, on 8 January, the anniversary of his death.

Corelli was one of the most sought-after violin teachers in Italy—his distinguished pupils included Castrucci, Gasparini, Geminiani, Bonporti and Locatelli—and the set of violin sonatas he dedicated to Electress Sophia Charlotta of Brandenburg (Op 5, 1700) were landmarks in the history of violin playing.

from notes by Tim Crawford

Albums
'Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op 6' (CDD22011)
Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op 6
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'Corelli: La Folia & other works' (CDH55240)
Corelli: La Folia & other works
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'Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5' (CDD22047)
Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5
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'Bach: The Italian Connection' (CDA66813)
Bach: The Italian Connection
'Christmas through the ages' (NOEL1)
Christmas through the ages
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'Favourite Baroque Classics' (CDH55020)
Favourite Baroque Classics
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'Italian Baroque Trumpet Music' (CDH55192)
Italian Baroque Trumpet Music
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'La Folia' (CDA67035)
La Folia
'The Noble Bass Viol' (CDA67088)
The Noble Bass Viol
'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1' (HYP12)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – May 2014' (HYP201405)
Hyperion monthly sampler – May 2014
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On other labels
'Corelli: Chamber Sonatas Opp 2 & 4' (CKD413)
Corelli: Chamber Sonatas Opp 2 & 4
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'Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op 6' (CKD411)
Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op 6
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'Corelli: Sonate da chiesa Opp 1 & 3' (CKD414)
Corelli: Sonate da chiesa Opp 1 & 3
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'Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5' (CKD412)
Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5
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Complete works available for download
Concerto Grosso fatto per la notte di natale in G minor 'Christmas Concerto', Op 6 No 8 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso fatto per la notte di natale in G minor 'Christmas Concerto', Op 6 No 8 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 6 No 11 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 6 No 11 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 6 No 5 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 6 No 5 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in C major, Op 6 No 10 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in C major, Op 6 No 10 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 6 No 3 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 6 No 3 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 1 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 1 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 4 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 4 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 7 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 7 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 12 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 12 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 2 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 2 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 6 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 6 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 9 The Avison Ensemble
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 9 The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Sonata da camera in A major, Op 4 No 3 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in A major, Op 4 No 3 The Purcell Quartet
Sonata da camera in A minor, Op 4 No 5 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in B flat major, Op 2 No 5 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in B flat major, Op 4 No 9 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in B minor, Op 2 No 8 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in B minor, Op 4 No 12 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in C major, Op 2 No 3 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in C major, Op 4 No 1 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in C minor, Op 4 No 11 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in D major, Op 2 No 1 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in D major, Op 4 No 4 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in D minor, Op 2 No 2 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in D minor, Op 4 No 8 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in E flat major, Op 2 No 11 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in E major, Op 2 No 10 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in E major, Op 4 No 6 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in E minor, Op 2 No 4 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in E minor, Op 2 No 4 The Purcell Quartet
Sonata da camera in F major, Op 2 No 7 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in F major, Op 4 No 7 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in F sharp minor, Op 2 No 9 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in G major 'Ciaccona', Op 2 No 12 The Purcell Quartet
Sonata da camera in G major 'Ciaccona', Op 2 No 12 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in G major, Op 4 No 10 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in G minor, Op 2 No 6 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da camera in G minor, Op 4 No 2 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in A major, Op 1 No 3 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in A major, Op 3 No 12 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in A major, Op 3 No 12 The Purcell Quartet
Sonata da chiesa in A minor, Op 1 No 4 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in A minor, Op 3 No 10 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in B flat major, Op 3 No 3 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in B flat minor, Op 1 No 5 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in B minor, Op 1 No 6 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in B minor, Op 3 No 4 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in C major, Op 1 No 7 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in C major, Op 3 No 8 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in C minor, Op 1 No 8 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in D major, Op 1 No 12 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in D major, Op 3 No 2 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in D minor, Op 1 No 11 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in D minor, Op 3 No 5 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op 1 No 2 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op 3 No 7 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in F major, Op 1 No 1 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in F major, Op 3 No 1 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in F minor, Op 3 No 9 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in G major, Op 1 No 9 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in G major, Op 1 No 9 The Purcell Quartet
Sonata da chiesa in G major, Op 3 No 6 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in G minor, Op 1 No 10 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata da chiesa in G minor, Op 3 No 11 The Avison Ensemble
Sonata in D Stephen Keavy (trumpet), The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)
Viola da gamba Sonata in D major, Op 5 No 11 Richard Boothby (viola da gamba), Richard Campbell (cello), Robert Woolley (harpsichord)
Violin Sonata in A major, Op 5 No 6 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in A major, Op 5 No 6 Convivium
Violin Sonata in A major, Op 5 No 9 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in A major, Op 5 No 9 Convivium
Violin Sonata in A major, Op 5 No 9 Convivium
Violin Sonata in B flat major, Op 5 No 2 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in B flat major, Op 5 No 2 Convivium
Violin Sonata in C major, Op 5 No 3 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in C major, Op 5 No 3 Catherine Mackintosh (violin), Richard Boothby (cello), Robert Woolley (harpsichord)
Violin Sonata in C major, Op 5 No 3 Convivium
Violin Sonata in D major, Op 5 No 1 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in D major, Op 5 No 1 Convivium
Violin Sonata in D minor 'La Folia', Op 5 No 12 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in D minor 'La Folia', Op 5 No 12 Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Boothby (cello), Robert Woolley (harpsichord)
Violin Sonata in D minor 'La Folia', Op 5 No 12 Convivium
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No 7 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No 7 Convivium
Violin Sonata in E major, Op 5 No 11 Convivium
Violin Sonata in E major, Op 5 No 11 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 5 No 8 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 5 No 8 Convivium
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 10 Convivium
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 10 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 4 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 4 Convivium
Violin Sonata in G major, Op 5 No 6 Mark Caudle (viol), Susanna Pell (viol), Elizabeth Kenny (lute), Peter Holman (chamber organ)
Violin Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 5 The Avison Ensemble
Violin Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 5 Convivium
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  (1685-1750)
Fugue on a theme of Corelli in B minor, BWV579 Christopher Herrick (organ)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Allegro  Movement of Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 4 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso fatto per la notte di natale in G minor 'Christmas Concerto', Op 6 No 8 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 6 No 11 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 6 No 5 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in C major, Op 6 No 10 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op 6 No 3 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 1 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 4 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 7 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 12 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 2 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 6 (Corelli)
Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 9 (Corelli)
Fugue on a theme of Corelli in B minor, BWV579 (Bach/Corelli)
Sonata da camera in A major, Op 4 No 3 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in A minor, Op 4 No 5 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in B flat major, Op 2 No 5 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in B flat major, Op 4 No 9 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in B minor, Op 2 No 8 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in B minor, Op 4 No 12 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in C major, Op 2 No 3 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in C major, Op 4 No 1 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in C minor, Op 4 No 11 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in D major, Op 2 No 1 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in D major, Op 4 No 4 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in D minor, Op 2 No 2 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in D minor, Op 4 No 8 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in E flat major, Op 2 No 11 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in E major, Op 2 No 10 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in E major, Op 4 No 6 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in E minor, Op 2 No 4 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in F major, Op 2 No 7 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in F major, Op 4 No 7 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in F sharp minor, Op 2 No 9 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in G major 'Ciaccona', Op 2 No 12 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in G major, Op 4 No 10 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in G minor, Op 2 No 6 (Corelli)
Sonata da camera in G minor, Op 4 No 2 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in A major, Op 1 No 3 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in A major, Op 3 No 12 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in A minor, Op 1 No 4 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in A minor, Op 3 No 10 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in B flat major, Op 3 No 3 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in B flat minor, Op 1 No 5 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in B minor, Op 1 No 6 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in B minor, Op 3 No 4 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in C major, Op 1 No 7 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in C major, Op 3 No 8 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in C minor, Op 1 No 8 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in D major, Op 1 No 12 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in D major, Op 3 No 2 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in D minor, Op 1 No 11 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in D minor, Op 3 No 5 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op 1 No 2 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in E minor, Op 3 No 7 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in F major, Op 1 No 1 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in F major, Op 3 No 1 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in F minor, Op 3 No 9 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in G major, Op 1 No 9 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in G major, Op 3 No 6 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in G minor, Op 1 No 10 (Corelli)
Sonata da chiesa in G minor, Op 3 No 11 (Corelli)
Sonata in D (Corelli)
Viola da gamba Sonata in D major, Op 5 No 11 (Corelli/Anon)
Violin Sonata in A major, Op 5 No 6 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in A major, Op 5 No 9 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in A major, Op 5 No 9 (Corelli/Geminiani)
Violin Sonata in B flat major, Op 5 No 2 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in C major, Op 5 No 3 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in D major, Op 5 No 1 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in D minor 'La Folia', Op 5 No 12 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No 7 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in E major, Op 5 No 11 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in E major, Op 5 No 11 (Corelli/Dubourg)
Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 5 No 8 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 10 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 10 (Corelli/Beznosiuk)
Violin Sonata in F major, Op 5 No 4 (Corelli)
Violin Sonata in G major, Op 5 No 6 (Corelli/Anon)
Violin Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 5 (Corelli)
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