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Capella Corelli Plays Handel and Telemann

Capella Corelli has long been one of Australia's foremost baroque chamber ensembles. In this recording they present a collection of sonatas by Handel and Telemann written for various combinations of the baroque violin, recorder, violin da gamba and harpsichord.

Four of the five sonatas recorded here belong to the da chiesacategory, that is to say, the movements are types other than dances. Telemann's Sonata in D, on the other hand, is a sonata da camera, composed of the four standard movements of the late Baroque suite. Chronologically this is the first published work amongst those recorded here, the second of a set of six sonatas printed in Frankfurt in 1715 and dedicated to Prince Johann Ernst Duke of Saxony.


Capella Corelli

Capella Corelli, one of Australia's foremost baroque chamber ensembles, was formed 21 years ago. The violin works of the great Italian virtuoso Arcangelo Corelli and of his Italian predecessors were the initial inspiration for the group.

Press quotes

“The musicians play the pieces totally in keeping with the spirit of the music; it's again a CD I've played time and time again.”

— Sophie Masson, The New Englander

“Period pioneers maintain the standard.”

Sydney Morning Herald

“It is commendable that Move should capture some of the country's leading earlier music players on disc ... Capella Corelli displays a great dal of technical security and rhythmic tautness ...”

— Tony Way, The Age - Green Guide

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Track Listing

    Sonata in D major, for Violin and Baso Continuo, HWV 371 George Frideric Handel

  1. Affettuoso
  2. Allegro
  3. Larghetto
  4. Allegro
  5. Suite in E major, No. 5, for Harpsichord, HWV 430 George Frideric Handel

  6. Prelude
  7. Allemande
  8. Courante
  9. Air (and variation) "The Harmonious Blacksmith"
  10. Sonata in F for Recorder, Violin and Basso Continuo Georg Philipp Telemann

  11. Andante
  12. Allegro
  13. Largo
  14. Allegro
  15. Sonata in A major, for Violin and Basso Continuo, HWV 361 George Frideric Handel

  16. Andante
  17. Allegro
  18. Adagio
  19. Allegro
  20. Sonata in C major, for Recorder and Basso Continuo, HWV 365 George Frideric Handel

  21. Larghetto
  22. Allegro
  23. Larghetto
  24. A tempo di Gavotti
  25. Allegro
  26. Sonata in D major, for Violin and Basso Continuo, TWV41-D1 Georg Philipp Telemann

  27. Allemanda (Largo)
  28. Corrente (Vivace)
  29. Sarabanda
  30. Gigue



Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes.

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. Handel's music was well known to such later composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

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Product details

This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Michael Hewes
Thanks to
Australia Council
Release date
© 1993 Move Records
℗ 1993 Move Records
Baroque, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3126
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574312621