TitelseiteJohann Pfeiffer (1697-1761)
Concerto Viola da Gamba, Violino 1, 2, Basso continuo

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: 2008-08, continuo realisation: Dankwart von Zadow, source: RISM: D-B Sammlung Klingenberg Nr. 58, GB-Lbm add.ms 33296

Order information

G144J. Pfeiffer, Concerto for viola da gamba, First Edition, VdG+2V+Bc, score and 4 parts, second score with continuo realisation, 72 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-144-121.80 €


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.

Errata / Addenda

[27.11.17] G144C page 5f
G144C has a layout error on page 5. Here you can download the correct part G144C.