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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

Recordings
'Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5' (CKD412)
Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5
CKD412  2CDs Download only  
'Corelli: La Folia & other works' (CDH55240)
Corelli: La Folia & other works
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55240  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5' (CDD22047)
Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5
Buy by post £10.50 CDD22047  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'La Folia' (CDA67035)
La Folia
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67035 
Details
Complete: Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Vivace – Andante – Adagio – Allegro
Track 1 on CDA67035 [9'58]
Track 20 on CDH55240 [9'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 23 on CDD22047 CD2 [10'49] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 1: Adagio
Track 23 on CKD412 CD2 [1'22] 2CDs Download only
Movement 2: Allegro
Track 24 on CKD412 CD2 [2'07] 2CDs Download only
Movement 3: Adagio
Track 25 on CKD412 CD2 [0'46] 2CDs Download only
Movement 4: Vivace
Track 26 on CKD412 CD2 [0'35] 2CDs Download only
Movement 5: Andante
Track 27 on CKD412 CD2 [1'08] 2CDs Download only
Movement 6: Adagio
Track 28 on CKD412 CD2 [1'41] 2CDs Download only
Movement 7: Allegro
Track 29 on CKD412 CD2 [3'35] 2CDs Download only

Violin Sonata in D minor 'La Folia', Op 5 No 12
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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 © 1987

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Details for CDH55240 track 20
Complete: Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Vivace – Andante – Adagio – Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-87-22620
Duration
9'58
Recording date
23 May 1986
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Corelli: La Folia & other works (CDA66226)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: August 1987
    Deletion date: February 2008
    Superseded by CDH55240
  2. La Folia (CDA67035)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: February 1998
  3. Corelli: La Folia & other works (CDH55240)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: September 2008
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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