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 Archangelo Corelli
Ensemble. An Attractive Programme - Baroque music and English string classics from the Northern Chamber Orchestra, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Spiritual Outpourings - CD Spotlight. Spiritual Outpourings. Alexander Romanovsky plays Rachmaninov, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... passion and elegance.'
CD Spotlight. Sheer Delight - Table music by Biber, recommended by Patric Standford. '... a superb and sensitive performance ...'
CD Spotlight. Chicago Baroque - Trio Settecento's A German Bouquet, recommended by Malcolm Tattersall. '... very fine performances of some rarely heard but attractive music ...'
Ask Alice - When to put up and shut up, by classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
Record Box. Joyful Interplay - Corelli from the Purcell Quartet, heard by Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. A Unique Sound - Italian baroque music played on saxophones, appreciated by Paul Sarcich. '... quality with a very large Q.'
Ensemble. Lithe and Springy - The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Unfamiliar Territory - Mike Hall plays baroque music on alto trombone, reviewed by Malcolm Tattersall. '... a voyage of discovery ...'
CD Spotlight. Precision and Purity - Recordings from Estonia, reviewed by Rex Harley
Ensemble. Richly sumptuous - The Czech Moravian Virtuosi Orchestra sparkles in novelties from Europe, by Lawrence Budmen
Ensemble. ... and a dash of chutzpah - Rex Harley listens to the Welsh Baroque Orchestra's 'Concerto Mania'
Ensemble. Musical evangelism - Piers Adams' group Red Priest amazes Keith Bramich
CD Spotlight. Fertile imagination - Arrangement with a vengeance from Red Priest, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... never a dull moment and entertainment value paramount.'