TitelseiteIgnazio Albertini (ca. 1644-1685)
Sonata in D-minor

for viola da gamba and basso continuo

Sonata I from "XII Sonatinae" for violin and basso continuo in the arrangement for viola da gamba and basso continuo by Gottfried Finger (ca. 1655-1730)

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: 2011-05, continuo realization: Dankwart von Zadow, source: GB-Ob Mus. Sch. D. 249

Order information

G204Albertini / Finger, Sonata in D minor, RI-147, with facsimile, VdG+Bc, score, 2 parts, second score with realization, 28 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-204-214.90 €


The Bodleian Library in Oxford houses a manuscript of a sonata for viola da gamba and continuo written by Gottfried Finger. The composition however is not by Finger himself, rather, it is an arrangement of a violin sonata by Ignazio Albertini, which was published in 1692. The music is in the Austrian-Bohemian style. The introduction with many fast runs over a sustained bass is a characteristic of the Stylus Phantasticus. With this edition, we would like to encourage the examination of other violin works to determine their suitability for the viola da gamba.

Errata / Addenda