J. Ch. Pez, Duplex Genius, Twelve Sonatas for two violins, viola da gamba or violoncello, and basso continuo, Opus I. Sonata I-III
Pezs sonata collection "Duplex Genius sive Gallo-Italus Instrumentorum Concentus" appeared in 1696. Contrary to the titlespromise, the sonatas clearly speak the musical language of the Italians, with which Pez had become acquainted in Rome. French elements clearly withdraw behind those of Corellis style. The level of difficulty is moderate. The third part can be played on a gamba or on a cello. The basso continuo can be played on a harpsichord or on another chordal instrument; an amplification by a further bass instrument is not necessary.
Editor: Johannes Weiss.