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, 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.
“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
- Air (and variation) "The Harmonious Blacksmith"
- A tempo di Gavotti
- Allemanda (Largo)
- Corrente (Vivace)
Sonata in D major, for Violin and Baso Continuo, HWV 371 George Frideric Handel
Suite in E major, No. 5, for Harpsichord, HWV 430 George Frideric Handel
Sonata in F for Recorder, Violin and Basso Continuo Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata in A major, for Violin and Basso Continuo, HWV 361 George Frideric Handel
Sonata in C major, for Recorder and Basso Continuo, HWV 365 George Frideric Handel
Sonata in D major, for Violin and Basso Continuo, TWV41-D1 Georg Philipp Telemann
- Ruth Wilkinson · recorder, viola da gamba
- John O'Donnell · harpsichord
- Cynthia O'Brien · baroque violin
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 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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This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.