The UK’s leading period instrument ensemble, The Avison Ensemble, presents the first recording in its series celebrating the chamber music of Arcangelo Corelli. Directed by Pavlo Beznosiuk the ensemble explores the inspirational works of the Italian composer, including a captivating interpretation of the much-loved Christmas Concerto. Corelli: Opus 6: Concerti Grossi is the third album in The Avison Ensemble’s critically acclaimed series of recordings with Linn, and the first in their celebration of Corelli’s chamber music. Originally released to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of the composer, the ensemble’s critically acclaimed series explores the six opera of the eminent Italian’s chamber music: the concerti grossi, violin sonatas, chamber sonatas and church sonatas. Critics were united and effusive in their praise, describing the performances as ‘urgently recommended’ (Fanfare), ‘breathtakingly impressive’ (Gramophone) and ‘stylish, imaginative and technically assured’ (The Strad).