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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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.
Indeed the program was so popular they decided to make a CD! Corleli history “La Follia” has been used by many great composers including Corelli and Vivaldi, right through to Liszt and Rachmaninoff.
This work is Corelli at his best, displaying an endless imagination through a succession of variations in ever changing moods and metres. Likewise the setting by Vitali also featured, contains a wealth of variation and invention. It has on occasion been singled out as the Baroque concerto par excellence.
Corelli, La Folia and Rachmaninoff’s Variations, Op. 42 | Henle Blog
She is in demand as an accompanist, having accompanied many of Australia’s best Early Music practitioners. As a soloist corelki has performed in Australia, Europe and Canada.
Ehrhardt is a seductive player. She can also sustain a white-hot level of performance with few signs of discomfort. Ogeil showed her best in self-sublimating responsiveness to Ehrhardt’s line.
Violin Sonata in D minor, Op.5 No.12 ‘La Folia’ (Corelli, Arcangelo)
Concerto in D minor, Op. Sonata in G minor Tomaso Antonio Vitali. Archangelo Corelli was a great violinist and composer of music for the violin and other stringed instruments. His influence on violin playing was considerable, leading to the great Italian school of violinists, which included several of his pupils.
Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti — was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist.
Vivaldi is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe.
This title is also available in or can be ordered through many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings. Move Records Australia’s longest running classical music label.
La Follia is available from the iTunes Music Store.