Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667-1752)
Sonata in B minor, Cook 2:029
for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2013-01, introduction: Peter Holman, continuo realization: Dankwart von Zadow, source: GB-Lcm MS 1198(1)
|G232||Pepusch, Sonata in B minor, for violin, viola da gamba and basso continuo, Cook 2:029, Cook 2:029, First Edition, V+VdG+Bc, score with realization and introduction, 3 parts, 32 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-232-5||16.50 €|
Johann Christoph Pepusch was born in Berlin, but he spent most of his life in London. His best known work is the music for The Beggar’s Opera (1728). In his years in London he wrote a good deal of chamber music, among which we find several works that have obbligato parts for the viola da gamba. This fine trio sonata in B minor is probably written in a more complex and demanding manner than the other works by Pepusch published by Edition Günersberg (G229 and G230). A detailed introduction by Peter Holman puts the work in its historical context.