Sonatas for Violin and Basso continuo (Piano), Op. 5
Arcangelo Corelli, the violin virtuoso of his time, published his "Sonatas for Violin and Basso continuo opus V" in Rome in 1700. These
sonatas are a compendium of violin playing of his time and laid the
groundwork for future violin compositions.
Over the years the
sonatas have been published in nearly 100 editions, all based on
Corelli's first edition which contains only the solo violin line above
an unrealized bass line. Today, the sonatas are well known in numerous
modern continuo realizations. However a realization from Corelli's time
by Antonio Tonelli also exists and is presented here for the first time
in a modern performing edition. This realization is surprising in that
it contains full chords, sometimes played by both hands.
addition, Bärenreiter's new scholarly-critical edition includes many
embellishments. For the most part they have been found in handwritten
documents by Tartini, Geminiani, McGibbon, Dubourg and Roger (from a
re-print of the sonatas from c. 1710). These embellishments are
presented in a separate booklet which players can place alongside
Corelli's original on the music stand.
Complementing this Urtext
edition are a historical introduction, a critical commentary and an
appendix containing preludes to the sonatas for keyboard by Tonelli as
well as a selection of embellished keyboard movements by Corelli's
- Score with realization of the basso continuo by Tonelli as well as Corelli's unrealized figured bass line - With a separate Urtext violin part - With a separate unrealized figured continuo part - Includes a separate booklet with embellishments - Appendix with source descriptions, critical commentary (Eng) and preludes for keyboard instrument by Tonelli