Johann Gottlieb Graun (1702/3-1771)
Concerto in C major for viola da gamba, two violins, viola, and basso
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2010-10, introduction: Michael O'Loghlin, source: RISM D-B SA 2777
|G166||J.G.Graun, Concerto for gamba in C major, GraunWV A:XIII:2, First Edition, VdG+2V+Va+Bc, score, 5 parts, 104 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-166-3||29.80 €|
While this concerto contains the excitement and virtuosity which is the soul of the concerto, it is perhaps less demanding than some of Graun’s other gamba concertos. We are indeed fortunate that it has recently come to light again after the chaos of the war years and the darkness of the following Cold War. At the time of its disappearance in the 1940s it would have been dismissed as an unplayable curiosity, but now there are surely many who can bring it to life, as Ludwig Christian Hesse did in the eighteenth century. We are grateful to the Berlin Sing-Akademie for permission to produce this first edition.