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Corelli: Trio Sonatas, Etc / Medlam, London Baroque


Release Date: 05/23/2000 
Label:  Virgin Classics Special Import Catalog #: 61210   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Richard GwiltNigel NorthCharles MedlamJohn Toll,   ... 
Conductor:  Charles Medlam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the pantheon of great Baroque composers, Arcangelo Corelli may be unjustly overshadowed by J. S. Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi, but, despite a modest output, Corelli exerted an enormous influence and achieved great fame and popularity in his day. In fact, he bears the distinction of being the first composer to achieve fame exclusively from instrumental composition. This re-release of a 1986 recording offers proof of Corelli's genius with a compilation of selected trio sonatas ably performed by the London Baroque under the direction of Charles Medlam.
The ensemble provides intelligent, graceful accounts of these works, and of particular note is the playing of violinist Ingrid Seifert--her playing is elegant and refined and displays a
Read more variety of tonal colors. Seifert's interplay with fellow violinist Richard Gwilt and the continuo players is remarkable and brings to light the subtle textures of the contrapuntal writing especially in the Sonata da chiesa, Op. 1, No. 9 and the Ciaccona, Op. 2, No. 12. Also included are the third Sonata from Corelli's acclaimed Opus 5 and the Concerto grosso Op. 6, No. 5, again with fine accounts from Seifert and company. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 1: no 9 in G major by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Richard Gwilt (Violin), Nigel North (Archlute), Charles Medlam (Cello),
John Toll (Organ), Ingrid Seifert (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Medlam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 1: no 10 in G minor by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Nigel North (Archlute), Charles Medlam (Cello), Ingrid Seifert (Violin),
Richard Gwilt (Violin), John Toll (Organ)
Conductor:  Charles Medlam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
3.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 4 in E minor by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  John Toll (Harpsichord), Charles Medlam (Cello), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Ingrid Seifert (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Medlam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: The Michael Johnson harpsichord played on this selection was modeled on an 1693 Italian instrument. 
4.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 12 in G major - Chaconne by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  John Toll (Harpsichord), Richard Gwilt (Violin), Charles Medlam (Cello),
Ingrid Seifert (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Medlam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: The Michael Johnson harpsichord played on this selection was modeled on an 1693 Italian instrument. 
5.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 3: no 5 in D minor by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  John Toll (Organ), Charles Medlam (Cello), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Ingrid Seifert (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Medlam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 4: no 1 in C major by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  John Toll (Harpsichord), Charles Medlam (Cello), Richard Gwilt (Violin),
Ingrid Seifert (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Medlam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: The Michael Johnson harpsichord played on this selection was modeled on an 1693 Italian instrument. 
7.
Sonatas (12) for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5: no 3 in C major by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Charles Medlam (Cello), Ingrid Seifert (Violin), John Toll (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Charles Medlam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: The Michael Johnson harpsichord played on this selection was modeled on an 1693 Italian instrument. 
8.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 5 in B flat major by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  William Hunt (Violone), John Toll (Organ), Nicholas Logie (Viola),
Charles Medlam (Cello), Richard Gwilt (Violin), Ingrid Seifert (Violin),
Nigel North (Archlute)
Conductor:  Charles Medlam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1712; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: William Hunt's Violone was modeled on one made by Busch in Germany circa 1630. 

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