Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713)
Arcangelo Corelli (February 17, 1653 ? January 8, 1713) was an Italian violinist and composer of Baroque music.
Arcangelo Corelli was born at Fusignano, Romagna, in the current-day province of Ravenna. Little is known about his early life. His master on the violin was Giovanni Battista Bassani. Matteo Simonelli, the well-known singer of the pope?s chapel, taught him composition.
His first major success was gained in Paris at the age of nineteen, and to this he owed his European reputation. From Paris, Corelli went to Germany. In 1681 he was in the service of the electoral prince of Bavaria; ... (Read all)