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Arcangelo Corelli : new Orpheus of our times

The first full-length study for forty years, Arcangelo Corelli offers a much needed reassessment of the seminal composer's life and works. His current historical perspective is still largely conditioned by the opinions of Burney and Hawkins in the late 18th century who saw him as the consolidator of past trends rather than an instigator - a view fully endorsed in the two biographies of the present century. Neither of these writers was truly in a position to make such judgements if only because neither was aware of the contributions of the Roman School to which Corelli emphatically affirmed his allegiance
Print Book, English, ©1999
Oxford University Press, Oxford [England], ©1999
viii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
9780198165620, 0198165625
I. The man. The legend : fact and fiction ; Il Bolognese ; Rome : the early years ; Rome : the late years
II. The music. The free sonatas a 3 (1); The free sonatas a 3 (2); The sonate da camera a 3 ; The 'solo' sonatas ; The concerti grossi ; The Italian legacy ; Dissemination