Johann Konrad Gretsch
Trio in G minor for Viola da Gamba, Violin and Basso
Editor: Thomas Fritzsch and Günter von Zadow, publication date: 2017-05, source: D-OSa Dep 115b Akz. 2000/002 Nr. 529
|G296||Gretsch, Trio in G minor, First Edition, VdG+V+Bc, full score, 3 parts, 28 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-296-7||14.50 €|
Johann Konrad Gretsch was a respected cellist in the chapel of the Prince of Thurn and Taxis in Regensburg and a popular composer. Ernst Ludwig Gerber called Gretsch a “man who reveals in his compositions the most thorough knowledge in harmony, very good taste, and the most consummate skill on his instrument.” His works include five cello concertos and eleven cello sonatas. The present charming trio in the Ledenburg Collection is probably an original compostion for this formation.
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.