HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Arcangelo Corelli – Sonatas Op. 5 No. 7-12 (Brüggen)

front-small-boxset Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this rare gift
Before he took up a second career as a conductor and as the director of the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen was no mean flautist – and a real virtuoso on the recorder. Fortunately, his “first” career was well documented on LP, at first by “Das Alte Werk”, but also by Wolf Erichson’s Seon project. This 1979 recording showcases Brüggen’s amazing virtuosity and is not really an accurate reflexion of Corelli’s opus 5, which was originally written for violin and basso continuo…

Composer: Arcangelo Corelli
Frans Brüggen, Gustav Leonhardt, Anner Bylsma
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.1 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory


But in the 18th century, anything was possible, and a number of publishers undertook the task of rewriting Corelli so that he could be played by the numerous recorder amateurs who were interested in buying this kind of music. Brüggen, Bylsma and Leonhardt have taken the trouble of researching these re-vamped versions and compiling their own edition, transposing where necessary and also taking account of certain developments in the construction of the recorder which make it possible to play notes which were impossible 300 years ago. The “sonatas” themselves are more in the form of dance suites, and so they are played here, with the interspersed Gavotte and Gigue movements being played as merrily as one might expect. And “La Follia” is a firework of unbelievably rapid playing, an explosion of virtuosity from all three players. Thank God that it has been rereleased so often, especially as the sound is as sharp and as clear as anyone could wish. I rather assume that, should the CD be unavailable at the moment, it will appear with a different cover some time later – these three performers deservedly enjoy a reputation which makes them classics of the early music movement.


A1 Sonate G-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 7 9:19
A2 Sonate A-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 8 8:54
A3 Sonate Es-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 9 8:44
B1 Sonate C-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 10 8:50
B2 Sonate B-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 11 7:16
B3 ‘Follia’ G-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 12 9:30


Analyzed folder: /96k Corelli – Sonatas Op. 5 ‘La Folia’
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -0.95 dB     -17.45 dB     A1 Sonate G-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 7.aif
DR12        -1.39 dB     -17.57 dB     A2 Sonate A-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 8.aif
DR13        -0.52 dB     -17.35 dB     A3 Sonate Es-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 9.aif
DR13        -1.81 dB     -18.56 dB     B1 Sonate C-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 10.aif
DR13        -1.85 dB     -18.04 dB     B2 Sonate B-Dur Op. 5 Nr. 11.aif
DR13        -0.79 dB     -19.52 dB     B3 ‘Follia’ G-Moll Op. 5 Nr. 12.aif
Number of files:    6
Official DR value:    DR13


  • Composed By – Arcangelo Corelli
  • Recorder – Frans Brüggen
  • Barock Violoncello – Anner Bylsma
  • Cembalo – Gustav Leonhardt

Ripping Info


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8 thoughts on “HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Arcangelo Corelli – Sonatas Op. 5 No. 7-12 (Brüggen)

  1. Thanks so much, I love this label for chamber music (and of course these performers), and it is very hard to find in the States – we just see the US pressings which are markedly inferior.

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