Johann Pfeiffer (1697-1761)
Viola da Gamba, Violino 1, 2, Basso continuo
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2008-08, continuo realisation: Dankwart von Zadow, source: RISM: D-B Sammlung Klingenberg Nr. 58, GB-Lbm add.ms 33296
|G144||J. Pfeiffer, Concerto for viola da gamba, First Edition, VdG+2V+Bc, score and 4 parts, second score with continuo realisation, 72 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-144-1||21.80 €|
The concerto for viola da gamba of the Bayreuth Kapellmeister has long been known to players, and several copies have been circulating, but this is the first printed edition. There was much contact between Berlin and Bayreuth, and it is therefore not surprising that this work shows the influence of the Berlin School in its compositional technique. The concerto of four movements is by far not as virtuosic as e. g. the Gamba concertos by Johann Gottlieb Graun, but its musical contents should not be valuated less.