Andreas Lidl (? - before 1789)
Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Violoncello
Paris ca. 1775
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2021-02, with an article on the source situation by François-Pierre Goy, source: F-Pn VM7-6298
|Andreas Lidl, Six Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Violoncello, Sonatas I-III, VdG+Bc, 2 full scores, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-381-0
|Andreas Lidl, Six Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Violoncello, Sonatas IV-VI, VdG+Bc, 2 full scores, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-382-7
Andreas Lidl was known in the second half of the 18th century in Austria, France and England as a gambist who was also a virtuoso on the baryton. In the second half of his life he lived in London, where he was certainly to some extent a competitor to Carl Friedrich Abel. His six gamba sonatas are comparable in musical expression and technical demands to Abel's sonatas in the Maltzan Collection. Especially noteworthy are the richly ornamented slow movements, which show characteristics of the early classical sensitive style. Our edition is based on the autograph which survives in Paris and which, according to recent research, may have been written in 1775. We are pleased to have herewith one of the latest authentic viola da gamba works in our program.