Arcangelo Corelli was a Baroque composer and violinist from Italy. He is known for his contribution to the development of modern genres of sonata and concerto, as well as for establishing the preeminence of the violin. He trained in Bologna and Rome and spent most of his career there under the protection of wealthy patrons. Although he only published six collections throughout his career, he achieved great fame throughout Europe and is known for his balance, refinement, and original harmonies. He is considered one of the greatest masters of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and is recognized as one of the earliest and greatest classicists. Notable pieces include five Trio Sonatas and one Concerti grossi. He was also a significant figure in the evolution of the traditional orchestra.