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The Thirty-One Works of Francesco Geminiani

Work 2: The Corelli Concertos, Prima parte (1726)

The Thirty-Three Works of Francesco Geminiani

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Work 2: The Corelli Concertos, Prima parte (1726)

 

The Concertos from Corelli’s Sonatas Op. 5 Nos. I-VI, published by subscription in London in 1726, made Geminiani at once one of the leading composers of concertos, the major form of larger instrumental ensemble music of the time. Now Corelli’s famous sonatas could be played not just by a single player but by an ensemble. The publication was certainly aimed to satisfy the wish of the many music clubs and concert societies active in England at the time to have more ensemble music by Corelli than just his Concertos Op. 6. The works remained popular until after 1800 and were frequently played during concerts in England, Scotland and Ireland.

 

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The Corelli Concertos Prima Parte 1726

The Corelli Concertos Prima Parte 1726 Tables

The Corelli Concertos Prima Parte 1726 Plates

The Corelli Concertos Prima Parte 1726 Appendices

The Corelli Concertos Prima Parte 1726 Copies