Corelli - Grand Concert in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8 - done for the night of Christmas - 2. Allegro - Chamber orchestra:I Musici, Harpsichord:Garatti, Maria Teresa, Violin:Ayo, Felix, Violin:Gallozzi, Walter, Cello:Altobelli, Enzo 8yl2oo | Track | Classical for all | MUZIK Air

Composer Information

Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist and composer of the Baroque era. Baptismal records indicate that Corelli was born on 17 February 1653 in the small Romagna town of Fusignano, then in the diocese of Ferrara. His family were land-owners who had lived in Fusignano since 1506 (a Corelli moved to the area from Rome in the fifteenth century); although apparently prosperous, they were almost certainly not of the nobility, as several fanciful accounts of the composer's genealogy subsequently claimed.Corelli's father, from whom he took the name Arcangelo, died five weeks before the composer's birth. Consequently, he was raised by his mother, Santa (née Ruffini, or Raffini), alongside four elder siblings. [source from Wikipedia]

Work Information

This is the work of the Italian composer Corelli. He composed twelve concerto grosso, and eight are cancertida chiesa. There is usually an Adagio overture as the introduction and then follows an Allegro Fugue, which sounds graver with the alternative fast and slow movements. The Christmas Concerto is one of this kind.

Work Alias: Christmas Concerto Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.6, No.8 fatto per la notte di Natale (Christmas Concerto) G小調大協奏曲,作品Op.6 No.8,聖誕之夜為聖誕夜而作 G小调大协奏曲,作品Op.6 No.8,圣诞之夜为圣诞夜而作 为圣诞夜而作