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Track(s) taken from CKD412
Recording details: January 2012
St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs & Robert Cammidge
Release date: March 2013
Total duration: 11 minutes 14 seconds

'Beznosiuk plays with enormous affinity and charm, his fluent and imaginative ornamentation always within the bounds of the pulse and good taste … particularly evident throughout this recording is the exceptional rapport between the members of the Avison, though they only play all together in the Sixth Sonata. Roger Hamilton, alternating between the organ and the harpsichord, is particularly sympathetic in the Eighth. Cellist Richard Tunnicliffe ably ensures further moments of trio sonata texture; and with Paula Chateauneuf, alternating between the archlute and guitar, he provides some of the most colourful collaborative effects. This is an immensely enjoyable release' (Gramophone) » More

'Violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk offers lyrical, intuitively musical performances, imbued with a placid, unpretentious grace, while his spontaneous ornamentation adds a dash of Baroque bravura. Beznosiuk is well matched by the outstanding continuo players Paula Chateauneuf, Roger Hamilton and Richard Tunnicliffe—the quartet conversing with the ease and familiarity of old friends … a particularly fine set' (BBC Music Magazine) » More

'These discs have all the virtues expected of the Avison brand—an exemplary recording with immediacy and presence and idiomatic, thoroughly polished performances with laudable improvisational flair, internal rapport and blend. Additional ornamentation is supplied in abundance, the stylised dances are sharply characterised, and the voicing of the polyphonic movements is crystal-clear' (The Strad)

Violin Sonata in D minor 'La Folia', Op 5 No 12
composer
published in 1700; Sonate a violino e violone o cimbalo; dedicated to Electress Sophie Carlotta of Brandenburg

Adagio  [1'22]
Allegro  [2'07]
Adagio  [0'46]
Vivace  [0'35]
Andante  [1'08]
Adagio  [1'41]
Allegro  [3'35]

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Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) was one of the most sought-after violin teachers in Italy and his pupils included Castrucci, Gasparini, Geminiani, Bonporti and Locatelli. His set of twelve Violin Sonatas, Op 5, published in 1700 and dedicated to the Electress Sophia of Brandenburg, was a landmark in the history of violin playing. Over forty further editions of it appeared during the eighteenth century. Francesco Geminiani even produced a successful arrangement of the Sonatas as concerti grossi. The most famous Sonata of the set was No 12. Cast as a single movement in the form of a chaconne, it is almost too well known to invite comment, but mention should be made of Corelli’s unprecedented instinct for the overall balance of the variations; he always judges exactly when to succeed fast with slow, hectic with calm. And lest the role of the accompanist be forgotten, the Sonata ends with a sequence of dazzling semiquavers for the basso continuo. Although the famous ‘La Folia’ tune had appeared in dozens of arrangements during the seventeeth century this was its first taste of the exalted world of the sonata.

from notes by Tim Crawford ę 1987


Other albums featuring this work
'Corelli: La Folia & other works' (CDH55240)
Corelli: La Folia & other works
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55240  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5' (CDD22047)
Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £10.50 CDD22047  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'La Folia' (CDA67035)
La Folia

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