TitelseiteGeorge Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Sonata in G major for a Harpsichord with double Keys HWV579

Including an early version for a harpsichord with one manual

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda 3rd sample page Deutsche Version

Editor: Günter von Zadow, publication date: 2015-12, introduction: Graham Pont, source: see Introduction

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G288Handel, Sonata in G major for harpsichord, HWV 579, Cemb, score, one supplement, 28 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-288-215.50 €


In his famous 'trial of skill' with Domenico Scarlatti, which happened in Rome 1708, Handel improvised a Sonata in G Major. In our edition we publish the two surviving versions of this work. One version is explicitly designed for a harpsichord with two manuals, and it is especially interesting because Handel notated the music on four staves. The Handel specialist Graham Pont explains in his preface that this piece was subsequently reworked and reused several times by Handel and others to become one of the most popular works for keyboard in the eighteenth century.

Errata / Addenda