Arcangelo Corelli (–) was one of the most sought-after violin teachers in Italy and his pupils included Castrucci, Gasparini, Geminiani, Bonporti and. Arcangelo Corelli, Ensemble Fitzwilliam – Corelli: La Follia – Music. The final work following eleven sonatas in Corelli’s opus has the theme adopted by Rachmaninoff, called there ‘Follia’, with 24 variations.

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Corelli: La Folia and other Sonatas

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Retrieved from ” https: Thus, the essence of the “early Folia” was not a specific theme or a fixed sequence of chords but rather a compositional-improvisational process which could generate these sequences of chords. The Folia melody has also corepli Scandinavian folk music. Pierre Gouincontinuo realization. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Arranger Ferdinand David Problems playing this file?

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Corelli was and remained the inspirational source, and the caption title of Op. Throughout history “La Follia” has been used by many great composers including Corelli and Vivaldi, right through to Liszt and Rachmaninoff.


Over forty further editions of it appeared during the eighteenth century. Several sources report that Jean-Baptiste Lully was the first composer to formalize the standard chord progression and melodic line.

Photograph by Malcolm Crowthers. See also List of compositions with the theme “La Folia”. The sonata is notated as though in the Dorian mode, a habit of many baroque composers, due to the melodic minor’s tendency to sharpen the sixth.

Retrieved 13 April Chord progressions Variations Anonymous musical compositions Compositions with a spurious or doubtful attribution. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country. The framework of the ‘Later Folia’, in the key of D minorthe key that is most often used for the ‘later Folia’; one chord per bar except for bar Mozart ofllia Fantasy op. Francesco Geminiani even produced a successful arrangement of the Sonatas as concerti grossi.


Folia – Wikipedia

This work is Corelli at his best, displaying an endless imagination through a succession of variations in ever changing moods and metres.

The concert program of “La Follia” variations presented by German recorder virtuoso, Susanne Ehrhardt and Australian harpsichordist, Jacqueline Ogeil was enthusiastically received by audiences and critics.

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Violin Sonata in D minor, Op.5 No.12 ‘La Folia’ (Corelli, Arcangelo)

Ogeil showed her best in self-sublimating responsiveness to Ehrhardt’s line. Arranger Albert Spalding Concerto Grosso in D minor, H. His influence on violin playing was considerable, leading to the great Italian school of violinists, which included several of his pupils. One of the most follua false images of musical history has been that of Corelli as a gentle, mild player abetted by Mainwaring’s talk of his ”placid elegancies” and perpetuated by the early Grove’s insistence on his ”earnest and dignified” style: His eyes will sometimes turn as red as fire, his countenance will be distorted, his eyeballs roll as in an agony.

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