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12 Suonati a violino e violone o cimbalo (6 sonate da chiesa and 6 sonate da camera for violin and continuo), Op. 5 (1700)

Trio Corelli: Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider (violin),
Viggo Mangor (archlute), Ulrik Spang-Hanssen (organ continuo)

• This complete recording of Corelli's magnificent Op. 5 Violin Sonatas is performed by Trio Corelli of Denmark on period instruments. The Opus 5 Violin Sonatas contain six church sonatas and six chamber sonatas.

• No less than seven different versions of embellishments to the slow movements of the church sonatas are known, among which the Dubourg and Geminiani versions are the most famous. The embellishments of the church sonatas believed to originate from Corelli are used on this recording.

• The chamber sonatas were not adorned by Corelli’s own hand, but Trio Corelli adds embellishments in keeping with the tradition of the day. An exception is Sonata No. 9, where the group uses Geminiani’s version, a perfect example of how these sonatas continued to inspire future generations of Corelli’s students.

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