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Conrad Hoffler: Suites For Viola Da Gamba

Guido Balestracci, Nicola Dal Maso, Rafael Bonavit
Release Date: 09/04/2012 
Label:  New Pan   Catalog #: 10275   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Conrad Hoffler
Performer:  Rafael BonavitaNicola Dal MasoMassimiliano Raschietti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Conrad Höffler (1647-1705), virtuoso on the viol, published his collection Primitiae Chelicae for viola da gamba and continuo in 1695 in Nuremberg, at a time when viol literature was truly at its height. Germany and the Netherlands became a forge of excellent performers most of whom also composed and published music. To judge from the technical difficulty of these compositions there is no doubt that Höffler was a great virtuoso of the instrument. The dance movements are written with a combination of lyricism, taste for melody and, finally, a polyphonic language that comes close to lute style. The work of Höffl er was written for performers of high calibre and required a sophisticated and complete knowledge of the instrument Read more as well as control over the entire range, particularly the highest tessitura, where the viola often converses with the violin. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite for viola da gamba & bass No. 6 in G major (Primitiae Chelice, 6) by Conrad Hoffler
Performer:  Rafael Bonavita (Archlute), Nicola Dal Maso (Violin), Massimiliano Raschietti (Harpsichord),
Massimiliano Raschietti (Organ)
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Pieve di Tre Colli, Pisa, Italy 
Length: 12 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2.
Suite for viola da gamba & bass No. 3 in D major (Primitiae Chelice, 3) by Conrad Hoffler
Performer:  Nicola Dal Maso (Violin), Massimiliano Raschietti (Harpsichord), Rafael Bonavita (Archlute),
Massimiliano Raschietti (Organ)
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Pieve di Tre Colli, Pisa, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
Suite for viola da gamba & bass No. 4 in A major (Primitiae Chelice, 4) by Conrad Hoffler
Performer:  Massimiliano Raschietti (Harpsichord), Nicola Dal Maso (Violin), Rafael Bonavita (Archlute),
Massimiliano Raschietti (Organ)
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Pieve di Tre Colli, Pisa, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4.
Suite for viola da gamba & bass No. 5 in D minor (Primitiae Chelice, 5) by Conrad Hoffler
Performer:  Nicola Dal Maso (Violin), Massimiliano Raschietti (Harpsichord), Rafael Bonavita (Archlute),
Massimiliano Raschietti (Organ)
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Pieve di Tre Colli, Pisa, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5.
Suite for viola da gamba & bass No. 2 in B minor (Primitiae Chelice, 2) by Conrad Hoffler
Performer:  Nicola Dal Maso (Violin), Massimiliano Raschietti (Harpsichord), Rafael Bonavita (Archlute),
Massimiliano Raschietti (Organ)
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Pieve di Tre Colli, Pisa, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6.
Suite for viola da gamba & bass No. 1 in F major (Primitiae Chelice, 1) by Conrad Hoffler
Performer:  Massimiliano Raschietti (Harpsichord), Nicola Dal Maso (Violin), Rafael Bonavita (Archlute),
Massimiliano Raschietti (Organ)
Date of Recording: 05/2001 
Venue:  Pieve di Tre Colli, Pisa, Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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