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Corelli: La follia

Michala Petri, Mahan Esfahani

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Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5, No. 12, "La Follia" (arr. for recorder and basso continuo)
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
10:13
Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 7  
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I. Preludio. Vivace
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:06
3
II. Corrente. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
3:51
4
III. Sarabande. Largo
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:48
5
IV. Giga. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:28
Violin Sonata in C Major, Op. 5 No. 9  
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I. Preludio. Largo
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
4:09
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II. Giga. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
3:06
8
III. Adagio
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
0:38
9
IV. Tempo di Gavotta. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:46
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 5 No. 11  
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I. Preludio. Adagio
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:35
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II. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:32
12
III. Adagio
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
0:47
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IV. Vivace
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:08
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V. Gavotta. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
5:07
Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 8  
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I. Preludio. Largo
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
3:30
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II. Allemanda. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:22
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III. Sarabanda. Largo
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
6:19
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IV. Giga. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:03
Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 5 No. 10  
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I. Preludio. Adagio
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:42
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II. Allemanda. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:10
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III. Sarabanda. Largo
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:00
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IV. Gavotta: Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
0:45
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V. Giga. Allegro
Arcangelo Corelli; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:17
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:22
"Five Stars ... Petri and Esfahani's is an invigorating ensemble effort, each sparking off the other to foster a captivating directness whether sparkling or soulful. Nothing is safe or reverential and yet there's no iconoclastic agenda either."
- BBC Music Magazine

"Editor's Choice ... it's rare to experience the level of artistic rapport heard on this recording ... in Petri's capable hands, the recorder becomes a medium through which she conveys a more vocal interpretation of thematic material than ever a violin could ... Esfahani crafts the most imaginative and engaging accompaniments and repartee I have ever heard."
- Gramophone

Recorder player Michala Petri and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani consulted numerous original sources to ensure authenticity prior to the recording of this Corelli programme during three inspired days in Copenhagen. But once tape was rolling, they let the excitement of their superlative music making be their only guide, giving free rein to boundless creativity and virtuosity and embracing the spontaneous spirit that this music requires. It can be said without any exaggeration that Corelli was the first world famous composer, yet despite his celebrity only a handful of his works have survived, with his violin sonatas occupying pride of place. The sonatas presented here come from the second half of the Op. 5 collection, with the relatively simple nature of these movements providing scope for all sorts of ornamentation and improvisation.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – OUR Recordings Studio Masters

Recorded in the DXD audio format (Digital eXtreme Definition), 352.8 kHz / 32-bit
Recorded in Garnisonskirken, Copenhagen, Denmark May 5 - 8, 2014

Producer: Preben Iwan
Editing and mix: Preben Iwan
Mastering: Preben Iwan
Executive producer: Lars Hannibal

Microphone main array:
- 2 x DPA 4006TL
- 1 x Senheisser MKH40
- 2 x DPA 4011C microphones for surround channels

DAD AX32 converter/preamp, Pyramix DAW system with Tango Controller
Monitored on B&W 802 Diamond speakers
Instruments:
Recorders: Moeck, Mollenhauer and Ehlert
Harpsichord: Alain Anselm, 1992 after an Italian harpsichord around 1700

Artwork and cover design: CEZBP, OUR Recordings
Cover photo, page 2, 8, 10: Søren Solkær
Session photos: Julie Malmstrøm, Michala Petri
Liner notes: Mahan Esfahani

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