OUT NOW | Augusta McKay Lodge's New CD: "Corelli's Band"

Recorded with violone player Doug Balliett, cellist Ezra Seltzer, theorbo and baroque guitarist Adam Cockerham, and harpsichord player Elliot Figg, the disc features sonatas by Corelli, Carbonelli, and Bossi

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Naxos Records announced the release of American violinist Augusta McKay Lodge's new album: "Corelli's Band."

The disc presents Corelli's Violin Sonata Op. 5 No. 3 in C major, Mossi's Violin Sonata in E minor Op. 6 No. 9, Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 1 No. 1 and Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 1 No. 3, and Carbonelli's Violin Sonata No. 10 in G minor and Violin Sonata No. 9 in E minor.

"I had long been fascinated by the violin sonatas of Giovanni Mossi," said Lodge. "I fell upon his Op. 1 one day and I thought, 'Wait a minute, this music looks and sounds like Corelli (the famous baroque composer). Why haven't I heard of it?' Shortly after, I was introduced to Carbonelli as well, and since both composers were very likely students of Corelli, I had this idea to make a disc centered around the three."

"For all the works, I wanted to include ornamenting and improvising. I did most of this on the spot. We only had 2 days to put the project together, and we were all improvising and having fun with it. I think you can really hear that spirit in the music."

Corelli's Band

Augusta McKay Lodge, violin

Label: Naxos

Release Date: October 9, 2020