Sonata in G major for Obbligato Harpsichord and Viola da Gamba
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2020-12, introduction: Michael O'Loghlin, continuo realization: Dankwart von Zadow, source: D-B Am.B 581
|G379||Christoph Schaffrath, Sonata in G major for Obbligato Harpsichord and Viola da Gamba, CSWV:F:21, VdG+Cemb, full score, 1 part, 32 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-379-7||16.80 €|
Christoph Schaffrath was an important member of the "Berlin School," a group of composers active at the court of Frederick the Great in the mid-18th century, which included the Graun brothers and C.P.E. Bach. He was a keyboard player, and most of his works are for harpsichord. There are four important works by him with viola da gamba, all of which are herewith published by Edition Güntersberg. This sonata with obbligato harpsichord bears clear characteristics of the sensitive style with beautiful melodic lines and frequent passages of parallel thirds. It has similarities to the sonatas for harpsichord and viola da gamba by Johann Gottlieb Graun, but is shorter and smaller in range and makes fewer technical demands on the players. The preface was written by Michael O'Loghlin.