Corelli’s Band: Violin Sonatas

October 8, 2020, 9:00 am

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18th-century Italian violinists trained in the tradition of Arcangelo Corelli, spreading his elegant, expressive, and virtuosic style on their travels throughout Europe. Giovanni Mossi’s sonatas retain Corelli’s dramatic contrasts and structure, while Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli also incorporates features found in music by Vivaldi. Both composers’ works combine formal elegance with wild abandon, lyrical charm, and virtuosity alongside plenty of room for improvisation from acclaimed soloist Augusta McKay Lodge.