Giacobo Cervetto (1682-1783)
Lessons or Divertiments for two Violoncellos
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2014-03, source: print London 1761
|G255||G. Cervetto, Six Lessons or Divertiments for two Violoncellos, Divertiments I-III, 2Vc, score and two parts, 56 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-255-4||16.50 €|
|G256||G. Cervetto, Six Lessons or Divertiments for two Violoncellos, Divertiments IV-VI, 2Vc, score and two parts, 52 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-256-1||16.50 €|
The native-born Italian Giacobo Cervetto went to England in the 1730s, where he became a famous cellist. He published numerous chamber music works that are still popular among cellists today. The duets published here for the first time in a modern edition constitute an important enrichment of the cello repertoire. They represent the transitional period between the Baroque and Classical eras in which the cello developed from a bass into a solo instrument. These duets arouse the joy of playing and do not make unreasonable technical demands on the players.