Related Reviews
The Consort
'Triumphant'
more >>
Limelight Magazine
'Completes their much-welcome survey of Corelli's complete published works...The continuo is varied and colourful with cello supported by harpsichord, organ and archlute, yet is not distractingly busy and the two violinists, while lean-toned, blend nicely with impeccable intonation and transparent textures that allow the interplay of Corelli's part writing to come through clearly...'
more >>
musica Dei donum
'The op. 2 and op. 4 sonatas come off best by far. The dance rhythms are very well exposed, and the slow movements are more expressive...'
more >>
MusicWeb International
'There seems a real sense of enjoyment in the music and in their music-making. This results in very fine performances indeed!'
more >>
BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Chamber Choice: 'These are, in sum, sincere and poised accounts, a fitting tribute to the 'chaste and faultless' character of the composer and his music.'
more >>
MusicWeb International
'The performances are immaculate...beautifully balanced...'
more >>
Gramophone
'... classy conclusion to their distinguished Corellian project.'
more >>
The Strad
'A fine conclusion to a tercentennial survey of the Baroque master.'
more >>
Early Music Review
'…beauty and precision… Of all the releases in this wonderful series, this has been my favourite...'
more >>
International Record Review
'…mesmerizing performances…there is none better!'
more >>
InfoDad.com
4 Stars
'The excellent SACD sound provides an aura of both intimacy and clarity to the sonatas, and the performances are so well paced and transparently balanced that it is hard to imagine better readings.'
more >>
AllMusic
4 Stars
'Britain's Avison Ensemble has a homogeneous, silvery tone that serves the music well, emphasizing its classic qualities...'
more >>
ClassicsToday.com
5 Stars
'reference-quality performances'
more >>
Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
'...musically affectionate, stylistically expert...'
more >>
The Sunday Times
'The illustrious five players of the Avison Ensemble offer shapely readings, phrasing beautifully and making the most of every nuance.'
more >>

The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 1 & 3 - MusicWeb International


22 May 2014
MusicWeb International
Brian Wilson

Another valuable series of recordings completed in style by the Avison Ensemble and Linn, who now have the complete run of Corelli's works from Op.1 to Op.6. I've used up all my superlatives in praising the performances of Opp.2 and 4 (CKD413) Op.5 (CKD413) and Op.6 (CDKD411), so I need only say that this is just as enjoyable as those other recordings. Don't be put off by the designation sonate da chiesa - church sonatas - this music is no more stuffy than Corelli's sonate da camera and concerti grossi...
Bookmark and Share


Related Links

Pavlo BeznosiukPavlo Beznosiuk
The Avison EnsembleThe Avison Ensemble
Corelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church SonatasCorelli: Opus 1 & 3: Church Sonatas