Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Arcangelo Corelli, Musica Amphion, Pieter-Jan Belder|
Corelli: Complete Works
Bert Simpson | PA | 01/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I call him Corelli, the infallible, because he's never written anything I don't like. This is a great recording of one of the most consistently flawless composers of all time along with Handel. Maybe he wasn't the innovator others were, but he never seemed to write anything that wasn't tasteful, inspired and profound. I consider him one of the best because of this. There is simply Mozart, Bach and Beethoven pieces I don't particularly like. There is not Corelli I don't like. He could do no wrong as far as I am concerned. Corelli was a profound musical genius. Why he is not better known, I can't say."
Nicely performed complete Corelli
Douglas C. Miller MD | Columbia, MO USA | 03/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Corelli wrote (or published) very little music compared to many other Baroque composers but he had tremendous influence throughout early 18th century Europe. This is the first complete compilation of the published (and some unpublished) works on CD, in very nice performances using authentic instruments and tuning. In addition to the concerti and the violin sonatas all of the trio sonatas are here. Great music well performed, and some not readily available elsewhere."
Alec Axt | Santa Rosa, CA United States | 06/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I recently became interested in Corelli's music after seeing a dance performance by Alonzo King's Lines Ballet, "Dust and Light", that utilized music by Corelli and Poulenc. I was quite impressed by the Corelli pieces. Not having any Corelli in my collection. this set seemed like a very good deal. I find the set interesting because it seems to track Corelli's development as a composer. The beginning sonatas gradually evolve into what later become concertos. Apparently, Corelli was an innovator of violin performance and repertoire. There is a definite mood and similarity to much of the music and many of the melodies sound familiar. I believe much of what is written here ended up in compositions of later Baroque composers. I recently read a bit where Corelli and his counterparts were referred to as "ice cream composers". That is slightly derogatory maybe, but the music is soothing, flowing and melodic, not demanding. It can be listened to with focus or played in the background. I find the performances to be well done, balance is even, slight edge to the strings at times in my audio system. Good soundstage. The church space acoustic and the period instruments provide a nice ambience. Great music for a sunny, Sunday morning breakfast or a night cap to unwind before sleep! Packaging is adequate, liner notes informative. Wish they had credited the artists on the individual disc sleeves. Excellent Value!"