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Concerto Grosso 'La Folia'
1726/7; after Corelli's Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No 12

'Geminiani: La Folia & other works' (CDH55234)
Geminiani: La Folia & other works
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55234  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'La Folia' (CDA67035)
La Folia
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Track 6 on CDA67035 [10'53]
Track 4 on CDH55234 [10'53] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Concerto Grosso 'La Folia'

The reputation of Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762) has always been overshadowed by those of Corelli (of whom he was a pupil), Vivaldi and Handel, but he was one of the finest violinists of his time and wrote much worthwhile and original music. He lived most of his life in London where he arrived in 1714 (though he ended his days, and is buried, in Dublin). In 1726/7 Geminiani published two sets of concerti grossi arranged from Corelli’s Opus 5, which of course included ‘La Folia’. In Geminiani’s setting Corelli’s virtuoso violin part is mostly unchanged, but a second solo violin part is ingeniously added and the whole work is shaped by the contrast between tutti and solo.

from notes by Tim Crawford ę 1987

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Details for CDH55234 track 4
Recording date
12 June 1987
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Geminiani: La Folia & other works (CDA66264)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: July 1988
    Deletion date: April 2005
    Superseded by CDH55234
  2. La Folia (CDA67035)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 1998
  3. Geminiani: La Folia & other works (CDH55234)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: July 2007
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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