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Viola Galante / Sachse, Hecker


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Cavi Music   Catalog #: 8553312  
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel BachWilliam FlacktonGiorgio AntoniottoFranz Benda,   ... 
Performer:  Pauline SachseAndreas Hecker
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Original compositions for viola as a solo instrument were quite rare before 1775. There are several reasons for this, and they go back a long way. In ensembles, the viola, as the middle part, usually played a subordinate role. In court and municipal orchestras, the posts of violists were generally poorly filled in terms of both quality and of quantity. The first author to highlight the viola’s pivotal role in harmony and voice-leading was Johann Mattheson, who pointed out in 1713 that everything would sound dissonant without the viola.The fact that solo viola parts were generally entrusted to skillful violinists eventually led to the emergence of works written specifically for viola. With this recording exclusively featuring world premieres Read more (with the exception of Flackton) of original compositions for viola, we are thus able to provide a multi-faceted glimpse of late 18th-century repertoire for viola and keyboard- works that are mostly forgotten today. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord in G minor, Wq 88/H 510 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Pauline Sachse (Viola), Andreas Hecker (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1759; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Sonata in C minor for viola & harpsichord, Op. 2/8 by William Flackton
Performer:  Pauline Sachse (Viola), Andreas Hecker (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
3.
Sonata for Viola in E-Flat Major by Giorgio Antoniotto
Performer:  Pauline Sachse (Viola), Andreas Hecker (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
Sonata for Viola in C Minor, LeeB 3.137 by Franz Benda
Performer:  Pauline Sachse (Viola), Andreas Hecker (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Czech Republic 
5.
Sonata for Viola in F Major by Franz Benda
Performer:  Pauline Sachse (Viola), Andreas Hecker (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Czech Republic 
6.
Trio for Viola and Harpsichord obbligato in D Major by Christlieb S. Binder
Performer:  Pauline Sachse (Viola), Andreas Hecker (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

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