Johann Gottlieb Graun (1701/02-1771)
Concerto for Violin, Viola da Gamba and Orchestra
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2005-07, introduction: Michael O’Loghlin, piano reduction: Angela Koppenwallner, source: RISM: D-B SA-2775, D-DS Mus.ms 1237, D-B Am.B. 238/2,
With its fascinating and unusual textures, this work shows Graun's consummate knowledge of both solo instruments, as well as his ability to orchestrate in such a way that they are not obscured. It is a valuable addition to the relatively scarce baroque and classical double concerto repertoire. Our practical edition primarily follows the source of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin which was thought to have been lost, but was rediscovered just a few years ago. As a secondary source we used the copy from Darmstadt which is written by the gambist Ludwig Christian Hesse, but which lacks the part of the solo violin. We have also included the horn parts added by Carl Friedrich Zelter since they undoubtedly add to the string timbre.
Errata / Addenda
[09.11.05] G069 page 28
G069, page 28, bar 65, Violino 2: 6th-8th note one third lower [IS b’’ flat - c’’’ - d’’’, SHOULD BE g’’ - a’’ - b’’ flat]
G069E, page 4, bar 65: as G069
[09.11.05] G069 page 28 bar 74
G069, page 28, bar 74, Violino 1: second note [IS c’, SHOULD BE b flat]
G069D, page 4, bar 74: as G069
[09.11.05] G069 page 38
G069, page 38, bars 288 to 295, Violino concertante: [IS rests, SHOULD BE notes from bars 67 to 74]. Explanation: Q1 has rests in these bars, but this is obviously an error.
G069A, page 10, bars 288 to 295: as G069
G069K, page 38, bars 288 to 295: as G069
[03.12.05] G069 page 43
G069, page 43, bar 436, Basso: [IS G, SHOULD BE A flat]. Explanation: Q1 has G, but this is probably an error as Q2 and Q3 have A flat.
G069G, page 11, bar 436: as G069
G069K, page 43, bar 436: as G069, right hand [IS e’ flat-c’’, SHOULD BE f’-c’’]