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Photograph by Malcolm Crowthers.
Track(s) taken from CDH55240
Recording details: May 1986
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: August 1987
Total duration: 6 minutes 56 seconds

'Highly enjoyable' (Gramophone)

'Excellent performances from all concerned, and recording quality to match' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'The most persuasive account of Corelli on disc' (The Rough Guide to Classical Music)

Sonata da camera in A major, Op 4 No 3
composer
1694; dedicated to Cardinal Ottoboni

Preludio: Largo  [2'35]
Sarabanda: Largo  [1'36]

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
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. To Ottoboni was dedicated another set of Sonate da camera (Op 4, 1694). (It says something for the temporal aspiration of the Princes of the Church in Rome at that time that Corelli’s church sonatas all had secular dedicatees while the Cardinals seem to have preferred chamber sonatas.) Op 4 No 3 opens with a Preludio built over a sturdy bass line. This is followed by three dances which are as unlike their French counterparts (courante, sarabande and gavotte) as one could wish.

from notes by Tim Crawford © 1987


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'Corelli: Chamber Sonatas Opp 2 & 4' (CKD413)
Corelli: Chamber Sonatas Opp 2 & 4
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