TitelseiteLorenzo Bocchi (Erste Hälfte des 18. Jh.)
Two Sonatas and Variations on an Irish tune

for viola da gamba and 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: 2012-05, introduction: Peter Holman, continuo realisation: Angela Koppenwallner, source: print Dublin ca. 1724

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G219Bocchi, Two Sonatas and Variations, for viola da gamba and basso continuo, VdG+Bc, score with introduction, 3 parts, second score with realization, 40 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-219-616.80 €


Lorenzo Bocchi was an Italian cellist and gambist who worked in Scotland and Ireland in the first half of the 18th century and who was a highly regarded musician in these countries. His two gamba sonatas in this edition have been published around 1724 in Dublin. In addition our edition contains Bocchi’s arrangement of an Irish tune for viola da gamba or violoncello and bass with four variations. Ad libitum a “chorus” can be added of one or several violins playing a kind of refrain, which amplifies the special charm of this piece. The introduction is by Peter Holman, who is an excellent expert on the viola da gamba music in Great Britain.

Errata / Addenda