Michel Corrette, Les délices de la solitude, Op. 20, Sonatas I-III, VdG+Bc/2VdG, full score and two parts.
Michel Corrette was an extremely versatile musician and music educator in 18th century Paris. His sonatas presented here are equally suitable for violoncello, viola da gamba or bassoon. Although the continuo part realises the bass function excellently, the two parts correspond very well with each other, so that the pieces take on the character of a duo and can therefore also be played very well with two bass instruments. In our edition, in contrast to the original print, we use alto clef for high passages and thus take the needs of gambists into account. Corrette was gifted with a cheerful, enthusiastic nature, and these basic traits are also evident in these sonatas.
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow.