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Trio Sonata in D major op.4/4

Arcangelo Corelli (b. 1653 - d. 1713)

Composer
Arcangelo Corelli (b. 1653 - d. 1713)
Composition Year
1653 - 1713
Work Movements
1. Preludio - Grave
2. Corrente - Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Giga - Allegro
Artists
Camerata Øresund (Ida Lorenzen [violin], Tinne Albrechtsen [violin], Alison Luthmers [vioin], Rastko Roknic [viola], Hanna Loftsdóttir [cello], Joakim Peterson [double bass], Dohyo Sol [lute], Magdalena Karolak [oboe], Marcus Mohlin [harpsicord]) [baroque ensemble], Peter Spissky [violin]

Programme Note Writer:
© Norah O' Leary

Arcangelo Corelli [1653-1713] 

Trio Sonata in D major Op.4/4 

1. Preludio – Grave

2. Corrente – Allegro

3. Adagio

4. Giga – Allegro


Italian violinist and composer Archangelo Corelli published only six collections of music in his lifetime. Despite this, he is said to be one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era and his music – all of which was instrumental – was and has been republished many times. In 1684 Corelli entered the employment of Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili in Rome. Pamphili was of a more secular nature than one would anticipate from a cardinal and a regular patron of the theatre and investor in arts. In 1690 Pamphili relocated to Bologna and Corelli entered into the service of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni whose court quickly became a stopping point for European virtuosi. Corelli was musical director at the palace and had a close relationship with the Cardinal, who was more of a friend than employer. 

 

Corelli, like his predecessors wrote two different types of sonata – the church sonata, based on a four movement slow-fast-slow-fast pattern which contains ‘abstract’ movements such as fugues, and the chamber sonata – also based on a four movement form but usually in the model of an opening Preludio followed by a series of dances. Corelli nonetheless managed to create some convergence between the two types. Corelli wrote two sets of chamber sonatas, Op.2 and Op.4. Both of which were incredibly popular, notably in Britain where they were regarded as models of perfection. 

Norah O’Leary


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Trio Sonata in D major op.4/4

Composer: Arcangelo Corelli (b. 1653 - d. 1713)
Performance date: Saturday 6th July 2019
Venue: St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland

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Composer Arcangelo Corelli (b. 1653 - d. 1713)
Work Title Trio Sonata in D major op.4/4
Composition Year 1653 - 1713
Work Movements 1. Preludio - Grave
2. Corrente - Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Giga - Allegro
Artist(s) Camerata Øresund (Ida Lorenzen [violin], Tinne Albrechtsen [violin], Alison Luthmers [vioin], Rastko Roknic [viola], Hanna Loftsdóttir [cello], Joakim Peterson [double bass], Dohyo Sol [lute], Magdalena Karolak [oboe], Marcus Mohlin [harpsicord]) [baroque ensemble], Peter Spissky [violin]
Performance Date Saturday 6th July 2019
Performance Venue St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland
Event Coffee Concert
Duration 00:07:18
Recording Engineer Ciaran Cullen, RTÉ
Instrumentation Category Baroque Ensemble
Instrumentation 3vn, va, vc, db, lute, hpd, ob
Programme Note Writer © Norah O' Leary

Arcangelo Corelli [1653-1713] 

Trio Sonata in D major Op.4/4 

1. Preludio – Grave

2. Corrente – Allegro

3. Adagio

4. Giga – Allegro


Italian violinist and composer Archangelo Corelli published only six collections of music in his lifetime. Despite this, he is said to be one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era and his music – all of which was instrumental – was and has been republished many times. In 1684 Corelli entered the employment of Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili in Rome. Pamphili was of a more secular nature than one would anticipate from a cardinal and a regular patron of the theatre and investor in arts. In 1690 Pamphili relocated to Bologna and Corelli entered into the service of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni whose court quickly became a stopping point for European virtuosi. Corelli was musical director at the palace and had a close relationship with the Cardinal, who was more of a friend than employer. 

 

Corelli, like his predecessors wrote two different types of sonata – the church sonata, based on a four movement slow-fast-slow-fast pattern which contains ‘abstract’ movements such as fugues, and the chamber sonata – also based on a four movement form but usually in the model of an opening Preludio followed by a series of dances. Corelli nonetheless managed to create some convergence between the two types. Corelli wrote two sets of chamber sonatas, Op.2 and Op.4. Both of which were incredibly popular, notably in Britain where they were regarded as models of perfection. 

Norah O’Leary