Graun, Sonata in F major for viola da gamba or viola and obbligato harpsichord, GraunWV C:XV:84 (Wendt 107)
This piece is similar in genre to the three gamba sonatas of J. S.Bach. These harpsichord obbligato sonatas were originally converted from trios, and it is important to be aware that the keyboard righthand is of equal status to the string part. Graun successfully combines traditional trio writing, with its emphasis on counterpoint, with the post-1730 galant style, in which beautiful singing melody becomes increasingly important.
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow.
Introduction: Michael O'loghlin.
Continuo realization: Angela Koppenwallner.