Archangelo Corelli was born near Milan on 17 February 1653 and died in Rome on 8 January 1713. Violinist and composer, his early years were mostly spent in France and Germany as a virtuoso player. In 1685 he settled in Rome at the palace of Cardinal Ortoboni, and there followed his sonatas da camera and concerti grossi from which evolved the sonatas and concerti written by Bach and Handel.
A selection of M&V articles about Arcangelo Corelli
Peace through Music - Giuseppe Pennisi reports on Christmas concerts in the Holy Land
Ensemble. An Attractive Programme - Baroque music and English string classics from the Northern Chamber Orchestra, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Thoroughly Captivating - Seventeenth century Italian solo sonatas, admired by the late Howard Smith. '... Caudle's irreproachable grasp ... invites admiration throughout ...'
CD Spotlight. Pure Python? - 'Wild Men of the Seicento', heard by Keith Bramich. '... Piers Adams and David Wright's superb performances exhibit a strangely infectious authenticity.'
CD Spotlight. Spiritual Outpourings - CD Spotlight. Spiritual Outpourings. Alexander Romanovsky plays Rachmaninov, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... passion and elegance.'
CD Spotlight. Deceptive Naturalness - Red Priest's 'Nightmare in Venice', entertains Howard Smith. '... irrepressible, chic ...'