"Accademia degli Arcadi" is the name of a literary society founded in Rome in 1690 , which derives from the Greek landscape Arcadia. Already in Greek-Roman antiquity, Arcadia represented a popular ideal mythological setting and from then on inspired the artistic imagination timelessly. Beginning with Arcangelo Corelli, the "Accademia degli Arcadi" is also increasingly accepting musicians into its extremely prestigious circle.  Ideal and to be observed guidelines for artistic works were naturalness, elegance, and a special sense of measure and beauty. Besides Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti and later his son Domenico Scarlatti were members of this aesthetically and politically highly influential society. It was in these circles that George Frideric Handel met Corelli when he was 21 years old on his trip to Italy.


Iris Lichtinger, baroque recorder

Shunske Sato, baroque violin

Christoph Eglhuber, theorbo and archlute

Wolfram Öttl, harpsichord


Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Sonata op. V, 5                                                        

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger ( ?- 1651) Toccata

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) Toccata in G minor "Spiritoso                               

Arcangelo Corelli Sonata op.V,12 "La Follia

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) Sonata in F minor, K466, Andante moderato / Sonata in C major, K 460, Allegro

Arcangelo Corelli Sonata op.V, 4                                                           

George Frideric Handel Trio Sonata op.II,1