Arcangelo Corelli

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    Arcangelo Corelli

  • He was born in Ravenna, Italy.

    He was born in Ravenna, Italy.
    He was the son of the one of the most important families in this city. From his childhood he studied violin in his hometown.
  • He traveled to Bologna.

    He traveled to Bologna.
    Here he studied with Giovanni Benvenuti y Leonardo Brugnoli.
  • Philharmonic Academy of Bologna.

    Philharmonic Academy of Bologna.
    He became a member of the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna. It is a music education institution. Its patron saint is Saint Anthony of Padua. The main idea of the institution was to gather professional musicians to form a long lasting unity dedicated to making beautiful music.
  • He went to Rome.

    He went to Rome.
    In this place he was adopted and guest by the cardinal Pietro Ottoboni. Here he attained a remarkable reputation as a violinist while he composed.
  • Arcangelo composed.....

    Corelli - Sonata da Camera in E Minor 10 trio sonatas for two violins and cello.
  • The "first" violinist.

    The "first" violinist.
    He became the 'first' violinist in the orchestra of the chapel of the Church of St. Louis of the French, the national church of the French community in Rome.
  • Congregation dei Virtuosi di Santa Cecilia.

    In 1684 he joined the Congregation dei Virtuosi di Santa Cecilia, the same year in which he adopted the name of Arcomelo Erimanteo.
  • Corelli composed....

    18 trio sonatas for two violins, viola and cello or harpsichord.
  • Corelli composed.....

    Corelli - Sonata da Camera in G Major 12 sonatas in trio sonatas for two violins and flute.
  • Arcangelo Corelli composed....

    25 trio sonatas for two violins, viola and harpsichord.
  • He was violinist and director.

    He was violinist and director.
    Corelli was as first violinist and concert director of the Palace of the Chancellery. It is part of World Heritage. It was built between 1489-1513 by Raffaele Riario. The long facade is of Florentine design.
  • He entered in the Academy of Arcadia.

    He entered in the Academy of Arcadia.
    His fame was such that he joined the Academy of Arcadia, a high distinction at the time, where he met Domenico Scarlatti. The Academy of Arcadia is a literary academy founded in Rome in 1690 to combat the excesses of the Baroque by a new aesthetic, Classicism. Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer of Baroque music who lived in Spain, where he composed almost all his sonatas for harpsichord.
  • Arcangelo met Händel.

    Arcangelo met Händel.
    Händel was a German composer, later naturalized English, considered one of the summits of the Baroque and one of the most influential composers of Western music and universal.
  • Corelli died in Rome.

    Corelli died in Rome.
    He was buried in the cemetery of the church of Santa Maria ad martyrs. Arcangelo Corelli is considered one of the greatest precursors to pre-classical sonata and the ultimate representative of the concerto grosso. Corelli's music exerted a great influence on German composers, especially Bach and Handel. His works were the most published and republished of his time.