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Sonata da camera in E minor, Op 2 No 4
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Recordings
'Corelli: Chamber Sonatas Opp 2 & 4' (CKD413)
Corelli: Chamber Sonatas Opp 2 & 4
CKD413  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Corelli: La Folia & other works' (CDH55240)
Corelli: La Folia & other works
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Details
Movement 1: Preludio: Adagio
Track 21 on CDH55240 [2'21] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 12 on CKD413 CD1 [3'14] Download only
Movement 2: Allemanda: Presto
Track 22 on CDH55240 [1'00] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 13 on CKD413 CD1 [1'17] Download only
Movement 3: Grave – Adagio
Track 23 on CDH55240 [1'38] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 14 on CKD413 CD1 [1'53] Download only
Movement 4: Giga: Allegro
Track 24 on CDH55240 [1'39] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 15 on CKD413 CD1 [1'52] Download only

Sonata da camera in E minor, Op 2 No 4
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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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