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York Early Music Festival: Musica Antiqua Roma 'Approaching Corelli'

Catherine Bott introduces highlights from a concert given by Musica Antiqua Roma at 2013's York Early Music Festival. With music by Corelli and lesser-known predecessors and peers.

Catherine Bott introduces highlights from a concert given by Musica Antiqua Roma at the 2013 York Early Music Festival.

The theme of this year's York Early Music Festival is "Rome - The Eternal City". Arcangelo Corelli is a crucial figure in Rome's musical history, seen in his day - the 18th Century - as the 'Orpheus of our age'. His instrumental chamber works and concertos were ground breaking. Yet this music, which played a major part in defining the musical language of the 18th century, did not spring from nowhere. In this concert Riccardo Minasi and his ensemble, Musica Antiqua Roma consider music that formed the background to Corelli's achievements, performing works by some of his brilliant but less well-known Roman predecessors and contemporaries.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Lelio Colista

    Sonata a 3 in D minor

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Roma, Riccardo Minasi (director, violin)

  • Anonymous (Rome, 18th century)

    Ballo della Regina

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Roma, Riccardo Minasi (director, violin)

  • Carlo Mannelli

    Sinfonia in A minor

    Performers: Riccardo Minasi (violin), Luca Oberti (harpsichord), Simone Vallerotonda (theorbo)

  • Alessandro Stradella

    Sonata a 3 in A minor

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Roma, Riccardo Minasi (director, violin)

  • Matteo Simonelli

    Sinfonia doppo il Kyrie

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Roma, Riccardo Minasi (director, violin)

  • Carlo Ambrogio Lonati

    Partite in G major

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Roma, Riccardo Minasi (director, violin)

  • Lelio Colista

    Sonata a 3 in C major 'Credo'

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Roma, Riccardo Minasi (director, violin)

  • Bernardo Pasquini

    Toccata in A minor (harpsichord solo)

    Performers: Luca Oberti (harpsichord)

  • Carlo Mannelli

    Sonata in D minor, Op.2 No.10, 'La Pasquini'

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Roma, Riccardo Minasi (director, violin)

  • Matteo Simonelli

    Sinfonia doppo il Christe

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Roma, Riccardo Minasi (director, violin)

  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio Sonata in D minor, Op.4 No.8

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Roma, Riccardo Minasi (director, violin)

  • Lelio Colista

    Sonata a 3 in D minor

  • Anon.

    Ballo della Regina

  • Carlo Mannelli

    Sinfonia in A minor

  • Alessandro Stradella

    Sonata a 3 in A minor

  • Matteo Simonelli

    Sinfonia doppo il Kyrie

  • Carlo Ambrogio Lonati

    Partite in G major

  • Lelio Colista

    Sonata a 3 in C major 'Credo'

  • Bernardo Pasquini

    Toccata in A minor

  • Carlo Mannelli

    Sonata in D minor, Op.2 No.10, 'La Pasquini'

  • Matteo Simonelli

    Sinfonia doppo il Christe

  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio Sonata in D minor, Op.4 No.8

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