ARCANGELO CORELLI [1653-1713]: CONCERTO No 3 in C minor. THE BRANDENBURG CONSORT dir. ROY GOODMAN

Σαν σήμερα, 17 Φεβρουαρίου του 1653, γεννιέται ο πολύ σημαντικός Ιταλός συνθέτης & βιολιστής Αρκάντζελο Κορέλι. Μεγαλύτερη συμβολή του υπήρξε η τελειοποίηση του Concerto Grosso [μουσικής φόρμας όπου ο διάλογος γίνεται ανάμεσα στην ορχήστα και περισσότερα από ένα σολιστικά όργανα]. Η προσέγγιση του βιολιού από τον Κορέλι είναι καθοριστική της πορείας του ως σολιστικού οργάνου, περνώντας στους μαθητές του [Τζεμινιάνι, Λοκατέλι, Γκασπαρίνι …] ενώ ως συνθέτης έχει επηρεάσει μεταξύ άλλων, τους Βιβάλντι, Μπαχ, Χέντελ. Ακούμε το Concerto Grosso Νο 3.

On this date, February 17th 1653, a very important Italian composer & violinist, Arcangelo Corelli was born. His greatest legacy is the perfecting of the Concerto Grosso [musical form where the dialogue takes place between the orchestra and more than one solo instruments]. Corelli’s approach to the violin was crucial to the evolution of the instrument, continued by his disciples [Geminiani, Locatelli, Gasparini…] while as a composer he has influenced, among others, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. We’re listening to the Concerto Grosso No 3.

Τα μέρη / The parts:
1. Largo, 2.Allegro, 3. Grave, 4. Vivace, 5. Allegro

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4 Comments

  1. trentpmcd February 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    There is a section in Tangerine Dream’s “Force Majeure” that seems to be taken from the forth movement of this. They changed it a little, putting it over a pop/rock chord progression, but hearing this, very recognizable. Kind of odd. I’ve listened to a few Corelli pieces, but not this, so never knew that is where it was from (one of my favorite parts of that piece of music, and one I used to play all of the time…)

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    1. Oannes February 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

      You are absolutely right. It lies near the end of the title track. Fishing notes and chord progressions from the baroque era is something common in the pop idiom. The greatest example of course is the number of times that Canon in D [Pachelbel] has been used in songs, starting from classics like “Whiter Shade of Pale” and “Let it Be”. The most …subtle use of the Canon I ‘ve come across lies in the song “Modern Love” by Bowie.
      Thanks a lot for the accurate comment!

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  2. Resa February 20, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Wow! Loved all the pieces. Yet another new discovery here on your blog.
    Amazing how knowledgable Trent is!
    Well, I’m okay at popular music. LOL!

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    1. Oannes February 20, 2020 at 11:25 am

      Yes, but you have an ear for everything, and that is a rare thing. Thank you!

      Reply

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