TitelseiteFilippo Ruge (ca 1725 - after 1767) and Anonymous (ca 1750)
Two Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Basso

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Editor: Thomas Fritzsch and Günter von Zadow, publication date: 2016-12, continuo realization: Dankwart von Zadow, source: D-OSa Dep 115b Akz. 2000/002 Nr. 527.10 und Nr. 527.5

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G284Ruge and Anonymous, Two Sonatas for Viola da Gamba, VdG+Bc, 3 full scores, one of them with realization, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-284-415.50 €


These two solo sonatas for viola da gamba and basso are part of the Ledenburg Collection. The G-Major Sonata is a contemporary transcription of a flute sonata by Filippo Ruge, the original of which we have not yet been able to identify. Ruge came from Rome and later lived as a respected composer and flutist in Paris. The very attractive Sonata in G Minor, on the other hand, is an original work for viola da gamba. Both sonatas are in early Classical style. They have most probably been entirely unknown to gambists until now. The Ledenburg Collection in Osnabrück was discovered only in 2015. It contains primarily viol music from the time around 1750. The most important works in the collection are the twelve Fantasias for Viola da Gamba Solo by Georg Philipp Telemann, which were long thought to have been lost. The Works for Viola da Gamba in the Ledenburg Collection.

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