York Early Music Festival: La Risonanza - 'Voicing Corelli'
Catherine Bott introduces highlights from a concert given by La Risonanza and Fabio Bonizzoni at the 2013 York Early Music Festival.
The theme of this year's York Early Music Festival is "Rome - The Eternal City". In the second of this weekend's programmes inspired by Corelli we look at vocal music by the composer - even though Corelli never left us with any music composed for voices! Corelli was known and much admired throughout Europe, but his published output was small, and restricted entirely to instrumental music. That nothing existed for voices was particularly frustrating for publishers - so a solution was sought. Fabio Bonizzoni's award-winning ensemble La Risonanza have created a unique programme of vocal duets on sacred texts ingeniously adapted from Corelli's trio sonatas by his contemporary admirer Antonio Tonelli.