Corellimania Concerti Grossi
Mónica Weisman, violin/direction; Florian Deuter, violin/direction; Harmonie Universelle
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713): Concerto Grosso Op.6 No 4 in D major - Concerto Grosso Op.6 No 1 in D major - Concerto Grosso Op.6 No 7 in D major
Corelli's Concerti grossi attained great fame already during his lifetime and were models for numerous European composers - especially in England, enthusiasm for his works assumed the characteristics of a true "mania". In Rome, contemporary colleagues and critics were particularly struck by their unusually large ensembles. In contemporary sources which go into precise detail concerning the performing musicians, one also finds references to the expansion of the orchestra by two trumpets and one trombone. The otherwise well-known works of Corelli are rarely heard in this expansive, brilliant orchestration. Harmonie Universelle now aims to fill this gap with the present recording.