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Gamba Concertos / Fritzsch, Merseburger Hofmusik


Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Coviello Classics   Catalog #: 91710  
Composer:  Anton MillingKarl Friedrich AbelAnton RaetzelJohann Carl Graf,   ... 
Performer:  Thomas Fritzsch
Conductor:  Michael Schönheit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Merseburger Hofmusik
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The viola da gamba is generally regarded as a chamber music instrument, which rarely seeks the accompaniment of an orchestra, but apparently this was more common than one assumes nowadays. The discovery of four hitherto unknown gamba concerts in the music library of the Eleonore von Munster (1734-1794) at Ledenburg Castle is a special stroke of luck, for one of the four works is by Carl Friedrich Abel, whose concerts have so far been considered lost. On this latest COVIELLO release Thomas Fritzsch and the Merseburger Hofmusik play gamba concerts of Abel, J.C. Bach, Raetzel and others. Thomas Fritzsch was born in Zwickau and grew up in the midst of a lively tradition of Saxon church and house music. After studying cello and viola da gamba at Read more the Leipziger Musikhochschule, he began freelance activity as a specialist for the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, he is one of the most revered gambists in the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Viola da Gamba in D Minor by Anton Milling
Performer:  Thomas Fritzsch (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Michael Schönheit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Merseburger Hofmusik
Period: Classical 
2.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba in G major by Karl Friedrich Abel
Performer:  Thomas Fritzsch (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Michael Schönheit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Merseburger Hofmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century 
3.
Concerto for Viola da Gamba in A Major by Karl Friedrich Abel
Performer:  Thomas Fritzsch (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Michael Schönheit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Merseburger Hofmusik
Period: Classical 
4.
Concerto for Viola da Gamba in A Major by Anton Raetzel
Performer:  Thomas Fritzsch (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Michael Schönheit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Merseburger Hofmusik
Period: Classical 
5.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba in C major by Karl Friedrich Abel
Performer:  Thomas Fritzsch (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Michael Schönheit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Merseburger Hofmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century 
6.
Concerto for Viola da Gamba in F Major by Johann Carl Graf
Performer:  Thomas Fritzsch (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Michael Schönheit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Merseburger Hofmusik
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
7.
Sonata for keyboard & viola da gamba in C major, CW B3b by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Thomas Fritzsch (Viola Da Gamba)
Conductor:  Michael Schönheit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Merseburger Hofmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 

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