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Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corellialso known as the Corelli Fantasiais a work for string orchestra by the British composer Michael Tippett.
It was commissioned by the Edinburgh Festival to commemorate the th anniversary of the birth of the Italian composer Arcangelo Corelliand given its first performance on 29 Augustin the Usher Hall, by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tippett.
Integrating 17th century influences, especially those outside of the orchestral tradition, can be traced back to his days at the Royal College of Music, and to the period immediately after when he took a position conducting amateur choirs in Oxted, while his interest in 18th century counterpoint, specifically the fugal process, which would figure prominently and climactically in the latter part of the Fantasia was the result of his supplementary studies with R.
Morris, also date from that period. There are two distinct ideas: a slow, dragging melody for full strings with much use of suspension in F minor, and a brisk Vivace flourish for two solo violins in C major. In the tradition of the Baroque Concerto Grosso Tippett contrasts a solo group, consisting of two violins and a cello, with the main body of strings.
Although he does not use a harpsichord continuothe writing for lower strings is dense and richly textured, achieving a comparable effect of harmonic fullness.
The musical style is Nigel Robson of the composer in the s, combining rigorous, complex polyphony with lyrical radiance and simplicity. After the opening sequence of seven variations there is a fugue incorporating part of Bach's organ fugue in B minor on a theme of Corelli which in turn leads to 'a long slow ascent from darkness into light',  in which cascading, swirling violins reach a highly charged, 'overtly erotic'.
In January the Corelli Fantasia reached an audience of Elastic Bang - DJ Bim - High Times - Deep Psychedelic Diving 14 Sir Michael Tippett - Tippett* - Corelli Fantasia / Concer television viewers when it was featured prominently in the film Akenfielddirected by Peter Hall. The ensuing popularity of the work, and of the recording by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields directed by Neville Marriner stemmed directly from this national exposure Various - Housecream 03 a piece thought before then to be complex, over-intellectual and 'difficult'.
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