This Week's Free Download
Download chamber music by Arcangelo Corelli
When Corelli published his Violin Sonatas in 1700 they took Europe by storm.
This week’s free download is the second movement Allegro from the Sonata in D minor, No. 12 – a set of variations on La Folia, a frenzied Portuguese folk dance.
The track comes from The Avison Ensemble’s new recording of the works, part of the group’s project to record all the composer’s chamber music, on the Linn label.
The disc was given four stars in the May issue of BBC Music Magazine and our critic Kate Bolton said: ‘Violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk offers lyrical, intuitively musical performances, imbued with a placid, unpretentious grace, while his spontaneous ornamentation adds a dash of Baroque bravura.’