Johann Gottlieb Graun (1701/02-1771)
Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra
Editor: Lysiane Brettschneider and Günter von Zadow, publication date: 2006-01, introduction: Michael O’Loghlin, piano reduction: Angela Koppenwallner, source: RISM: D-B Am.B. 238/2, D-B SA-2775, D-DS Mus.ms 1237
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 Berlin Amalienbibliothek. In addition we have used the recently retrieved source in the Archives of the Berlin Sing-Akademie and the copy from Darmstadt which is written by the gambist Ludwig Christian Hesses. We have also included the horn parts added by Carl Friedrich Zelter since they undoubtedly add to the string timbre. See also G069 (version with viola da gamba).