Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The movements of the church sonatas are characterized by tempo indications only, and the fast ones are often fugal; the sonata da camera is typically a linked group of dances, preceded by a prelude. Broken-chord figurations form the basis of the short Allegro that follows before the flourishes return, this time in the dominant.
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Historians often take Arcangelo Corelli as their point of departure when discussing sonatas because their influence and success was unprecedented. He published five sets each containing twelve sonatas: four collections of trio sonatas between and and one collection of violin sonatas, op. He had gained enormous recognition as a teacher, but his more profound influence came from the dissemination of his works, which coincided with the amazing boom in printing around His Opus 5 violin sonatas went through some forty-two editions by about !
Bach and Vivaldi as well as slavish imitations—with or without crediting him. The folia sometimes follia , which originated as a dance or dance song in Portugal, had already become popular by the time it was first referred to in writing in the fifteenth century. Like the earlier folia, this popular type was as the basis for songs, dances, and variation sets. Vivaldi paid overt homage to Corelli when he closed his twelve trio sonatas, op.
Following his simple presentation of the theme, Corelli offers twenty-three variations of widely varied figuration and character. Most follow the sixteen-measure pattern exactly, though several are halved to eight measures and the final dazzling variation is extended slightly for closure.
The violin and continuo—in this case guitar—share the spotlight equally, trading off within variations or from one variation to the next.
Anne Akiko Meyers commissioned Andy Poxon to make the present arrangement of the Sonata because she wanted a new take on the age-old melody.
A brilliant former student of Jason Vieaux and a gifted composer in his own right, Poxon is also a respected solo performer, band member, and teacher who embraces multiple styles from classical to blues and rock. Sonata in D minor, op.
Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
The theme exists in two versions, referred to as early and late folias , the earlier being faster. Recent research suggests that the origin of the folia framework lies in the application of a specific compositional and improvisational method to simple melodies in minor mode. 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. This theme generally appears at the start and end of a given "folia" composition, serving as "bookends" for a set of variations within which both the melodic line and even the meter may vary. In turn, written variations on the "later Folia" may give way to sections consisting of partial or pure improvisation similar to those frequently encountered in the twelve-bar blues that rose to prominence in the twentieth century.