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Sonatas of 17th century Italy performed by Capella Corelli. A glimpse into the rich world of instrumental music in seventeenth-century Italy from the experimental works of Cima, Castello, Montalbano, Fontana, Frescobaldi, Marini and Uccellini to Corelli.

During the 17th century instrumental music was moving away from its supporting role in church and vocal music and was establishing its independence as a musical genre. This change coincided with an increase in instrumentalists' skills, many of whom were also composers. A number of their works are featured on this CD and through them one can admire both the composer's musical imagination and skill as a performer. This recording celebrate 21 years of Capella Corelli, one of Australia's foremost Baroque chamber ensembles.

playing time: 74.00 
direct sale price:  $18.99
audio  sample: Corelli Sonata, Op. 5 No. 1 - 5th mvt Allegro  
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CD contents:

Arcangelo Corelli:
Sonata, Op. 5 No. 1
Sonata, Op. 5 No. 12 - 'Follia'
Giovanni Paolo Cima:
Concerti Ecclestiastici - Sonata per il violino
Bartolomeo Montalbano:
Sinfonie ad uno e doi violini - No. 4 'Geloso'
Giovanni Battista Fontana:
Sonata prima
Sonata terza per il violino o cornetto
Sonata quarta
Girolamo Frescobaldi:
Toccata - Cento partite sopra passacagli
Dario Castello:
Sonata prima a soprano solo (from 'Sonate Concertante in stile moderno, libro secondo'
Sonata seconda
Marco Uccellini:
Sonate over Canzoni da farsi a violino - Op. 5 no. 8
Biagio Marini:
Sonata per il violino per sonar con due corde

review extracts:

“one of my favourite early music groups ... Excellent” - The New Englander