Performing Corelli's Op. 5 violin sonatas

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Performing Corelli's violin sonatas Op. 5

Corelli's violin sonatas are associated with a long trail of manuscripts demonstrating different ways to enhance the violin part. This trail extends for almost two centuries beyond the original publication date of 1700. Numerous studies have examined the various techniques involved. The noted musicologist Neal Zaslaw, collected and transcribed 15 of these alternative versions in the 1990s, observed that by the later nineteenth century the elaborations failed