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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 38 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 E minor, Op 2 No 4

Preludio: Adagio  [2'21]
Grave – Adagio  [1'38]
Giga: Allegro  [1'39]

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
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. The Op 2 set of twelve trio sonatas, of the ‘da camera’ variety, were probably performed at the Sunday ‘academies’ held there. 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. Op 2 No 4 opens with a Preludio in a lilting triple-time and a fast Allemanda. After a short lilting Grave and before the final dance comes an abstract Adagio in the ‘da chiesa’ style.

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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