Johann Gottlieb Graun (1702/3-1771)
Concerto en Trio, GraunWV Av:XIII:36
for viola da gamba, violin, and basso continuo
Editor: Michael O'Loghlin and Günter von Zadow, publication date: 2013-01, source: D-RH Ms 322, D-B SA 3682
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This trio is one of only two Graun works for violin, viola da gamba and bass. It is unique in that it is not a trio sonata, but a solo concerto for gamba in which the accompaniment has been reduced to a single violin and basso continuo. We do not know if Graun conceived the work in this form, but it seems possible that this is an arrangement of a now lost concerto for gamba and strings. We recommend it as the most approachable of Graun’s nine solo gamba concertos, because of its modest instrumentation and its successful combination of soloistic flair with moderate technical demands.