TitelseiteJohann Gottlieb Graun (1701/02-1771)
Sonata in F major for viola da gamba or viola and obbligato harpsichord

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda Deutsche Version

Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2004-04, introduction: Michael O'loghlin, continuo realisation: Angela Koppenwallner, source: RISM: D-B AmB. 241/18, etc.

Order information

G057J.G. Graun, Sonata in F major for viola da gamba or viola and obbligato harpsichord, GraunWV C:XV:84 (Wendt 107), VdG/Va+Cemb, score, 2 parts, 40 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-057-418.00 €


This piece is similar in genre to the three gamba Sonatas of J. S. Bach. These harpsichord obbligato Sonatas were originally converted from Trios, and it is important to be aware that the keyboard right hand is of equal status to the string part. Graun successfully combines traditional Trio writing, with its emphasis on counterpoint, with the post-1730 galant style, in which beautiful singing melody becomes increasingly important.

Errata / Addenda

[30.04.2006] Cadenza
You can download a cadenza for this sonata for viola da gamba if you click on G057C.