February 17, 2005

Gratuitous Musickal Posting (TM)

(Image courtesy of BaroqueMusic.Org.)

Turns out today is the anniversary of the birth of Arcangelo Corelli in 1653. I must confess that I did not know anything about Corelli's music until I did a research paper on Handel in college. (Handel's two sets of Concerti Grossi are modelled on those of Corelli, and in fact he even pinches some of Corelli's ideas.)

People sometimes ask me for classical music recommendations. (Well, they do.) I would certainly recommend the inclusion of Corelli's twelve Opus 6 Concerti Grossi in your collection. And while you're at it, get Handel's Opus 3 and Opus 6 Concerti Grossi sets too. There are lots of different recordings available. I have complete sets by Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert, but there are many other options as well.


Posted by Robert at February 17, 2005 05:07 PM
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