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Violin Sonata in C major, Op 5 No 3
composer
Sonate a violino e violone o cimbalo, 1700; dedicated to Electress Sophie Carlotta of Brandenburg

Recordings
'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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'Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5' (CKD412)
Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5
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Details
Movement 1: Adagio
Track 5 on CDH55240 [2'09] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 11 on CDD22047 CD1 [2'22] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 11 on CKD412 CD1 [2'25] 2CDs Download only
Movement 2: Allegro
Track 6 on CDH55240 [2'05] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 12 on CDD22047 CD1 [1'54] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 12 on CKD412 CD1 [2'08] 2CDs Download only
Movement 3: Adagio
Track 7 on CDH55240 [2'48] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 13 on CDD22047 CD1 [3'15] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 13 on CKD412 CD1 [2'48] 2CDs Download only
Movement 4: Allegro
Track 8 on CDH55240 [1'03] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 14 on CDD22047 CD1 [0'59] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 14 on CKD412 CD1 [1'01] 2CDs Download only
Movement 5: Allegro
Track 9 on CDH55240 [2'37] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 15 on CDD22047 CD1 [2'16] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 15 on CKD412 CD1 [2'35] 2CDs Download only

Violin Sonata in C major, Op 5 No 3
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In England, arrangements of the Op 5 sonatas for recorder and continuo appeared in which the formidable double-stops are negotiated by frantic broken-chord playing. In about 1713, two of them appeared (anonymously) in London in highly competent arrangements for the still-popular viola da gamba. But even though there was a Corelli craze in England at that time, these were probably not a local product; a manuscript containing these arrangements and similar versions of the rest of the Op 5 set surfaced in Paris some years ago. Stylistically, however, they seem closer to North German than French writing for the viol. In fact there was a strong continuing tradition of virtuoso viol playing at the Brandenburg court; perhaps one of Sophia Charlotta’s chamber musicians was responsible? The considerable technical demands on the violist are only matched in gamba sonatas by North Germans such as Kühnel, Schenck and Höffler. In each case the solo part is played an octave lower on the viol than on the violin.

from notes by Tim Crawford © 1987

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Details for CDA66381/2 disc 1 track 12
Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-38112
Duration
1'54
Recording date
9 November 1989
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5 (CDA66381/2)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: October 1990
    Deletion date: November 2003
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22047
  2. Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5 (CDD22047)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: November 2003
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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