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The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 6 - The Sunday Times


16 October 2012
Sunday Times
Stephen Pettitt

Arcangelo Corelli's 12 Concerti Grossi, Op 6, were published in 1714, a year after the composer's death. They form a cornerstone of later baroque repertoire, renowned for their polished finish, elegant turn of phrase and refined formal balance as much as for their contrasting of texture and dynamic, and their idiomatic string writing. Above all, they are seductively easy on the ear. The Avison Ensemble offer suave, personable performances, allowing this exquisitely engaging music to do its own work.
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