Cover pageFriedrich Schwindl (1737-1786)
Sonata in A major for Viola da Gamba, Violin and Basso

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Editor: Thomas Fritzsch and Günter von Zadow, publication date: 2017-05, source: D-OSa Dep 115b Akz. 2000/002 Nr. 529

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G293Schwindl, Sonata in A major, First Edition, VdG+V+Bc, full score, 3 parts, 28 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-293-614.50 €


Friedrich Schwindl was a very well-known violinist and composer in the eighteenth century. Among others he was active in Brussels, London, Paris, The Hague, Zurich, and Geneva and published fifty instrumental pieces. The author and composer Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart wrote: “Schwindel, a popular and famous violinist throughout Germany. He does not compose weightily, but all the more appealingly for amateurs. His playing is fluent, and his spirit attuned to sweet melancholy: accordingly, he became a favorite composer for the sect of the sensitive.” The present sonata in the Ledenburg Collection is a contemporary subscription of a trio which was published ca 1765 in Amsterdam.

The Ledenburg Collection in Osnabrück was discovered only in 2015. It primarily contains 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.

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