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Donald Macleod explores the life and music of the Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli. He describes how Corelli planned to crown his stellar career with a final collection of Concerti grossi, but his sudden death led to a battle over the proceeds of this guaranteed bestseller.

Sonata, Op 4 No 12
Monica Huggett (violin)
Alison Bury (violin)
Jaap ter Linden (cello)
Hopkinson Smith (theorbo)
Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
Philips 4166142, Trs 26-28

Concerto grosso, Op 6 No 3
Ensemble 415
Chiara Banchini, Jesper Christensen (director)
Harmonia Mundi HMC90140607, CD1 Trs 14-15

Sonata in D for trumpet, two violins and continuo
Stephen Keavy (trumpet)
Parley of Instruments
Hyperion CDA 66255, Trs 33-37

Concerto grosso, Op 6 No 10
English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (conductor)
Archiv 4236262, CD2 Trs 19-24

Sonata, Op 5 No 12 (La Folia)
Andrew Manze (violin)
Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
Harmonia Mundi HMU90729899, CD1 Tr 23.

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Fri 3 Apr 2009 22:00

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