The Avison Ensemble - Corelli: Opus 6 - BBC Music Magazine [KB-P]

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Thanks to the unassuming direction of violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk, The Avison Ensemble captures the subtle graciousness of Corelli's style. There's a real sense of chamber music in their alert exchanges and spirited banter, and in the exquisite details of the continuo realisations and embellishments. Dance rhythms are light and fleet, while measured tempos in the slow movements convey the 'majestic, solemn, and sublime' qualities that Corelli's contemporaries so admired. Linn's airy 2018 recording allows you to wallow in full Baroque splendour.

BBC Music Magazine
08 January 2021