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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CKD411
Recording details: July 2011
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs & Robert Cammidge
Release date: October 2012
Total duration: 9 minutes 20 seconds

'These new performances are certainly part of the competition, supple and elegant, perfectly in harmony with the suave if at times austere character of the music and, above all, architecturally shaped with subtlety and finesse. Improvised ornamention has been added with discretion and care, and the sense of ensemble is faultless and, in the faster movements, breathtakingly impressive' (Gramophone) » More

'Under the assured and affable direction of violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk, the Avison Ensemble eschews the flashy bravura of some of its competitors in favour of a subtle graciousness that seems to capture the essence of Corelli's polished style. They point up the fleet dance rhythms with lightweight bowing and clean articulation, while more expansive playing and measured tempos in the slow movements convey the ‘majestic, solemn and sublime' qualities that Corelli's contemporaries so admired' (BBC Music Magazine) » More

'Arcangelo Corelli's 12 Concerti Grossi, Op 6, were published in 1714, a year after the composer's death. They form a cornerstone of later baroque repertoire, renowned for their polished finish, elegant turn of phrase and refined formal balance as much as for their contrasting of texture and dynamic, and their idiomatic string writing. Above all, they are seductively easy on the ear. The Avison Ensemble offer suave, personable performances, allowing this exquisitely engaging music to do its own work' (The Sunday Times)

'The Avison Ensemble's playing is never less than silky perfection, impeccably blended sound, and never a hair out of tune. Their interpretation is also faultless and the concertino team of Pavlo Beznosiuk, Caroline Balding, Richard Tunnicliffe, Andrew Skidmore, Paula Chateauneuf and Roger Hamilton are all highly skilled and informed … a beautiful disc and the excellent sleeve notes add to its allure' (Early Music)

Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op 6 No 11
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Other recordings available for download
The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (conductor)

Other albums featuring this work
'Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op 6' (CDD22011)
Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op 6
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