Corelli is rocking the palaces of Rome

Corelli's music gives us a taste of the good life in Rome at the end of the 17th century. © Charles Thibo
Corelli’s music gives us a taste of the good life in Rome at the end of the 17th century. © Charles Thibo

It was love at first sight, or rather love at the first sounds. Arcangelo Corelli, an Italian Baroque composer, wrote 12 concerti grossi Op. 6, works for chamber music ensembles, and the way they are played by Amandine Beyer’s formation “Gli Incogniti” is just stupendous. I can’t sit still, when I am enjoying these pieces, some parts of me always have to move: arms, shoulders legs. This rocks, really! And it’s over 300 years old.

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