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Corelli and JS Bach:
The Musical and Architectural Baroque Style
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) were two of the composers most familiar to me in my youth, with their oratorios, concerti grossi and choral compositions, respectively, heard particularly during the Christmas Season. Today’s article will reflect on
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70 Children and Counting!
Cardinal Ottoboni and Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 1 By all accounts, Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni — grandnephew of Pope Alexander VIII —loved “pomp, prodigality and sensual pleasure.” Apparently, portraits of his mistresses disguised as saints, including the angelic Margarita Pio
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Corelli goes Viral!
The Italian ensemble sonata — in the mold established by Arcangelo Corelli — took Europe by storm. It was soon imitated and adapted by composers far and wide, and Corelli himself brought the genre to England. John Jenkins, Henry Purcell
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Warbling Violins
Corelli and Bologna
The famed violinmakers of Cremona — Nicolò Amati, Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Bartolomeo Guarneri — initiated a golden age of string music in Italy. Various important centers of violin making, performing and composition began to emerge around 1650, with the
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Musical Catfights!
Corelli and Handel
Arcangelo CorelliSonata a 3 in G Minor, Op. 1, No. 10 Trying to reconstruct the love life of a discreetly homosexual composer in the 17th century presents a variety of formidable challenges. For one, the public record was not overly
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Mr. Corelli in London
Concerto per flauto Maurice Steger, recorder Laurence Cummings, conductor The English Concert From Mr. Corelli in London (2010) Released by Harmonia Mundi Corelli: Concerto per flauto Mr. Corelli in London It is very rare to hear such wonderful recorder music.
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