Donald Macleod explores the life and music of the Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli. He reveals how Corelli's immense reputation rests on a relatively small collection of six publications, with just a handful of accounts about his brilliant playing.
Concerto grosso in D, Op 6 No 7 (opening)Andrew Manze (violin)brandenburg consortchandos chan0692, cd4 trs 17-20
sonata in f (arr of op 5 no 4)david mings (baroque bassoon)globe glo5094, trs 6-9
sonata in g, op 1 no 9han tol (recorder)harmonia mundi hmu90729899, trs 1-5
concerto grosso in f, op 6 no 12hopkinson smith (theorbo)hyperion cda667412, cd2 trs 1-2
sonata in d, op 5 no 1hyperion cda667412, cd2 trs 30-34
sonata in a minor, op 4 no 5jaap ter linden (cello)monica huggett, alison bury (violins)patrick ayrton (harpsichord)philips 4166142, trs 1-5.
Donald Macleod discusses the basis on which corelli's reputation was builtpurcell quartetrichard egarr (harpsichord)roy goodman (director)ton koopman (organ)
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of the Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli. He tells the story of Corelli's first years in Rome, where he begins to find his feet among the musical glitterati in Europe's grandest cultural capital.
Sonata in E, Op 5 No 11Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)accent acc9177d, trs 1-4
sonata, op 1 no 3archiv 4196142, tr 5
corelli: concerto grosso, op 6 no 6barthold kuijken (transverse flute)chiara banchini, jesper christensen (directors)ensemble 415harmonia mundi hmc90134445, cd2 trs 45-49
sonata in e minor, op 5 no 8harmonia mundi hmc90140607, cd2 trs 9-12.
Donald Macleod follows corelli to rome, where he begins to make his mark as a rising starhyperion cda663812, cd2 trs 18-22
sonata in a minor, op 3 no 12locatelli trio:london baroquemembers of the english concertpaul nicholson (harpsichord)richard tunnicliffe (cello)robert kohnen (harpsichord)wieland kuijken (cello)
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of the Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli. He discovers how, although Corelli has established himself as Rome's hottest musical property, the 'affair of the fifths' threatens to ruin his hard-won reputation.
Sonata, Op 1 No 1accademia bizantina:arcana a402, cd1 trs 9-12
concerto grosso, op 6 no 5brandenburg consortcarlo chiarappa (violin)chandos chan0692, cd2 trs 8-11
sonata, op 3 no 1 (arr. roland gallery)charles medlam (cello)english guitar quartetenrico gatti (director)ensemble auroraeuropa musica 350202, cd1 trs 1-4
sonata, op 2 no 4franco andrini (violin)harmonia mundi hmc90134243, cd1, trs 12-16
sonata, op 2 no 3hyperion cda667412, cd1 trs 21-25.
Donald Macleod discovers how a musical row disturbed corelli's famous equilibriumingrid seifert, richard gwilt (violins)lars ulrik mortensen (harpsichord)london baroque:mauro valli (cello)paolo cherici (archlute)purcell quartetromano valentini (organ)roy goodman (director)saydisc cdsdl386, trs 9-12
sonata in g, op 3 no 6
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of the Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli. He describes how the compser is taken on by one of Rome's most flamboyant cultural celebrities, the young and extremely weathly Cardinal Ottoboni, who becomes his lifelong employer and personal friend.
Sinfonia in D minor, WoO 1Trevor Pinnock (director)accademia bizantinaarchiv 4236262, cd2 trs 7-12
sonata iv in f (arr. schickhardt after concerti grossi 1 and 2)carlo chiarappa (director)charles medlam (cello)danny bond (bassoon)english concerteuropa musica 350202, cd9 trs 1-5
sonata in d, op 4 no 4harmonia mundi hmc90134243, cd2 trs 13-16
concerto grosso, op 6 no 8 (christmas concerto)hugo reyne, sebastien marq (recorders)hyperion cda 66226, trs 5-9.
Donald Macleod explores how corelli was taken on by one of rome's cultural celebritiesingrid seifert, richard gwilt (violins)lars ulrik mortensen (harpsichord)london baroque:opus ops549118, trs 15-18
sonata, op 5 no 3pierre hantai (harpsichord)purcell quartetrainer zipperling (cello)
Donald Macleod explores the life and music of the Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli. He describes how Corelli planned to crown his stellar career with a final collection of Concerti grossi, but his sudden death led to a battle over the proceeds of this guaranteed bestseller.
Sonata, Op 4 No 12Andrew Manze (violin)Trevor Pinnock (conductor)alison bury (violin)archiv 4236262, cd2 trs 19-24
sonata, op 5 no 12 (la folia)chiara banchini, jesper christensen (director)english concertensemble 415harmonia mundi hmc90140607, cd1 trs 14-15
sonata in d for trumpet, two violins and continuoharmonia mundi hmu90729899, cd1 tr 23.
Donald Macleod reveals how corelli's best friend scrabbled to cash in following his deathhopkinson smith (theorbo)hyperion cda 66255, trs 33-37
concerto grosso, op 6 no 10jaap ter linden (cello)monica huggett (violin)parley of instrumentsphilips 4166142, trs 26-28
concerto grosso, op 6 no 3richard egarr (harpsichord)stephen keavy (trumpet)ton koopman (harpsichord)