Recorded on 12/14/2011, uploaded on 04/22/2012
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
I. Grave - Allegro – Adagio II. AllegroIII. AllegroIV. AdagioV. Allegro
Published on January 1, 1700, Corelli’s Opus 5 revolutionized the Baroque sonata form and influenced generations of composers that followed. The first six follow the slow, fast, slow, fast movement scheme of the sonata da chiesa (church-style sonata). Sonata No. 1 opens with an expansive prelude that obliges the performer to improvise flourishes, followed by a fast movement that features the violin playing multiple voices at the same time - giving the illusion of several instruments at play - in canon with the harpsichord and cello. Three additional movements conclude this sonata, which deviates from Corelli’s four-movement model and, together with Sonata No. 12’s ‘Folia’ variations, form appropriately innovative bookends for Corelli’s monumental Opus 5. Jason Moy
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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