Three Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba

Pandolfo, Hunninger - Bach: Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord, Arias (2010)

Pandolfo, Hunninger - Bach: Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba And Harpsichord, Arias (2010)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 374 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 162 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | Catalog Number: 920411

Fifteen years after his recording of Bach’s three Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (on hm, with Rinaldo Alessandrini), Paolo Pandolfo returns to this repertoire a new approach: the fruit of active and concentrated years of consideration, study and research into the inherent possibilities of his instrument. Given the basic differing natures of these two instruments, the performance of these works very often turns – in Pandolfo’s words – into a “musical argument”, rather than what is demanded by the music’s essential nature: a “musical conversation” in which the score achieves “transparency and eloquence”.
Petr Hejny - Carl Friedrich Abel: Six Sonatas for Viola da Gamba Solo (1994)

Petr Hejny - Carl Friedrich Abel: Six Sonatas for Viola da Gamba Solo (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 249.65 Mb | 63:34 | Scans included
Classical sonatas | Label: ARTA Records (F1 0046-2)

Petr Hejny comes from a family of sculptors. At the age of seven he started playing the violin and two years later began cello lessons with Professor K. P. Sádlo. Afterwards he studied the Prague Conservatory under Professors Viktor Moučka and Josef Chuchro and at the Academy of Performing Arts in the class of Professor Miloš Sádlo. During his studies he took part in several international competitions: in 1969 and 1972 in the Concertino Praga Radio Competition - 1st Prize; and in 1976 in the Best Performer Competition of the Czech Ministry of Culture - 3rd Prize and Prize for the best rendering of Popper’s Tarantella. He has performed as soloist with numerous Czech orchestras and with the pianist Alfréd Holeček.
Bach sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord Nikolaus Harnoncourt Herbert tachezi

Bach sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord Nikolaus Harnoncourt Herbert tachezi
Classical | Wav cue no log | full scan HR | Teldec 1996 335MB | 52'59"

A rare production of Nikolaus Harnoncourt playing viola da gamba, after a 1969 analogic recording
J.S. Bach – Sonatas for Viola and Piano BWV 1027-1029/Chorale preludes [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach – Sonatas for Viola and Piano BWV 1027-1029/Chorale preludes [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 2.86 GB | Stereo FLAC = 875 MB | MCH FLAC = 2.42 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 15 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog Number: MDG 903 1660-6 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.1

Though the cello and especially the violin were the beneficiaries of numerous solo works by the pen of J.S. Bach, the instrument we know today simply as the viola (but in Bach’s time would have been the viola da braccio) was not fortunate enough to receive original, solo compositions. Instead, violists were bestowed with the lead role in the great Sixth Brandenburg Concerto. This MDG album headlines the Bach sonatas for viola and piano, this is a bit misleading.
Johannes Schenck - Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte: Works for Viola Da Gamba (2000) (Repost)

Johannes Schenck - Les Fantaisies bisarres de la Goutte: Works for Viola Da Gamba (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 361.08 Mb | 67:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO (cpo999682-2)

Is it too early to start my "Recordings of the Year" list? The music and performances on this release are nothing short of a revelation. CPO is always willing to take a chance on a rare composer, and this gamble hits the jackpot. […] This is among the most brilliant, sophisticated music to come out of the Baroque, and Schenck's mastery of the possibilities of the viola da gamba surely rivals Saint-Colombe and Marais. His style shows all the usual French, German, and Italian influences, with a slight emphasis on the French but with a decidedly Germanic attitude toward the dance forms.
Paolo Pandolfo - Telemann: Fantasias for Viola da gamba (2017)

Paolo Pandolfo - Telemann: Fantasias for Viola da gamba
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 90:36 min | 437 MB
Label: Glossa | Tracks: 41 | Rls.date: 2017

With his new recording of Telemann’s Fantasias Paolo Pandolfo is continuing to take the viola da gamba in directions little chartered previously. After his Kind of Satie release, Pandolfo once again demonstrates his musical versatility – whether he is drawing from the within the established gamba repertory or from beyond it. Here, Pandolfo delves into the astonishingly prolific instrumental output of Georg Philipp Telemann, a composer so well-versed in the musical diversity of his time that he was more than capable of writing for instruments of which he was not a master.
Robert Smith - Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasias for Viola da Gamba (2017)

Robert Smith - Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasias for Viola da Gamba (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:19:14 | 186 MB
Label: Resonus Classics

Lost the world for centuries, the recent redciscovery in 2015 of George Philipp Telemann's Twelve Fantasias for viola da gamba, represents a major addition to the solo repertoire of the instrument. In the year of the 250th anniversary of Telemann's death, acclaimed Amsterdam-based gambist Robert Smith brings these long forgotten works back to life with this striking recording of the complete set of fantasias in a vital addition to the Telemann discography.
Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - William Young: An Englishman Abroad (Works For Viola Da Gamba) (2012)

Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - William Young: An Englishman Abroad (Works For Viola Da Gamba) (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:44 | 407 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777569-2

William Young proved to be one of the most important English composers in the years prior to Purcell, Jenkins and Lawes. Although he was English he spent the last years of his life in Innsbruck. Little is known about the composer and Viola da Gambist, but his collection of sonatas from 1653 was the first such collection by an Englishman. Young’s music is highly varied in style and he proves to be an adaptable, versatile composer open to the developments of his times.
Opera Prima Ensemble & Cristiano Contadin - Telemann: Complete Concertos and Trio Sonatas with Viola da Gamba (2015)

Opera Prima Ensemble & Cristiano Contadin - Telemann: Complete Concertos and Trio Sonatas (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 05:16:19 | 724 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics

This set contains the complete works by Telemann in which the Viola da Gamba (or viol) has a prominent and soloistic role. The Viola da Gamba may be described as the predecessor of the modern Violoncello, and in its time it was a popular instrument much in use in instrumental music and as part of the Basso Continuo. Its slightly more modest volume compared with the cello is more than compensated by its specific timbre, with its vocal and sometimes melancholic qualities.
Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)

Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo777451-2 | Time: 01:06:00

Over the years I have heard many recordings of music written for the Imperial court in Vienna. That’s no wonder: Vienna was a centre of music-making in Europe. During the 17th and 18th centuries some of the best musicians and composers were in the service of the Habsburg emperors. Most of the recordings concentrate on music for violins or voice. This disc is different in that it presents music for viol consort. That’s all the more interesting, as it is often thought that in the 17th century consort music was only written in France and England. It is quite surprising that this kind of music was also written in Austria. Most musicians in the service of the Imperial court were from Italy, where the viol consort had gone out of fashion since the first quarter of the 17th century. The fact that Italian composers wrote music for viol consort was due to the personal preferences of the emperors, Ferdinand III and Leopold I, who also wrote some music for this kind of ensemble themselves.