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Baroque Corelli


Arcangelo Corelli (February 17, 1653 – January 8, 1713) Coming just before Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. “His compositions are distinguished by a beautiful flow of melody and by a mannerly treatment of the accompanying parts, which he is justly said to have liberated from the strict rules of counterpoint” (from Wikipedia)

Three pieces from his Concerto Grosso Opus 6. He really worked hard on the pieces in opus 6 – or so my sources tell me!






A bit of Baroque Baroque Corelli Handel Zipoli

A Bit of Baroque

When I began my ‘classical quest’ I focused almost entirely on the Romantic period. Apart from Bach I had no interest in Baroque. I thought of Baroque as just wimpy flutes and recorders, or irritatingly tinkly harpsichords. No emotional punch and power like the Romantics. My brother showed me the error of  my ways! A few winners.

Handel concerto grosso op. 3 no. 2 in B flat major / Largo


Domenico Zipoli – Elevazione for oboe and cello. A special name! A special piece.

Elevazione for oboe and cello


Arcangelo Corelli. Concerto grosso in G minor op. 6 no. 8 / Adagio