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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
MP3 £8.00FLAC £10.00ALAC £10.00 CKD412  Download only  
'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
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] Download only
Movement 2: Allegro
Track 24 on CKD412 CD2 [2'07] Download only
Movement 3: Adagio
Track 25 on CKD412 CD2 [0'46] Download only
Movement 4: Vivace
Track 26 on CKD412 CD2 [0'35] Download only
Movement 5: Andante
Track 27 on CKD412 CD2 [1'08] Download only
Movement 6: Adagio
Track 28 on CKD412 CD2 [1'41] Download only
Movement 7: Allegro
Track 29 on CKD412 CD2 [3'35] 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 CKD412 disc 2 track 28
Adagio
Artists
ISRC
GB-ASH-12-41258
Duration
1'41
Recording date
17 January 2012
Recording venue
St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Philip Hobbs
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs & Robert Cammidge
Hyperion usage
  1. Corelli: Violin Sonatas Op 5 (CKD412)
    Disc 2 Track 28
    Release date: March 2013
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