Corelli, Arcangelo

Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian composer and violinist. History remembers him with titles such as "Founder of Modern Violin Technique," "World's First Great Violinist," and "Father of the Concerto Grosso." He is also remembered primarily for his sonatas and 12 Concert Grossi's effects that made the concerto grosso a standard tool for composition. Italian violinist and composer Arcangelo Corelli has had a tremendous effect on his peers and composers' next wave. Initially born in Fusignano, Italy, he attended a famous music center in Bologna in 1653, a century before Bach or Handel, then settled in Rome in the 1670s. Due to his artistic successes and rising international recognition, he did not find it challenging to secure sponsorship from a succession of prominent musicians. 

Corelli's understanding of the modern instrument called violin best gave this instrument his popularity in music, as was his competence for his broad and very successful concert tours across Europe. The reputation of Corelli as a violinist was, perhaps, as high as that of Paganini in the 19th century. He was most likely the first person to arrange the essential elements of the violin technique. Correli played and differentiated his music across Europe, and indeed his instrumental music was the most famous. All his creations are in six books, several of which are dedicated to the widespread and severe sonatas and trio sonatas. The popular Variations for violin and accompaniment "La Folia" are included in Sonatas Opus 5. Although Corelli was not the founder of Concerto Grosso's theory, Corelli proved, popularized, and composed its first significant music. During the era of baroque musical tradition, the symphony's work took the same position during the classical time by his efforts. It would not be feasible for Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach to have offered us their Concerto Grosso masterpieces without Corelli's effective versions.

Double Bass Compositions of Arcangelo Corelli | Animato Strings


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