Violin, Basso continuo
Composed by Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755). This edition: Paperbound. German title: Violinsonate In E. Score. 28 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 15.303/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.1530300).
Item Number: CA.1530300
ISBN M-007-05909-5. Key: E-minor. Language: all languages.
Two sonatas by Johann Georg Pisendel for violin with basso continuo accompaniment have been handed down to us and have now been published for the first time by Carus. Pisendel was the famous concert master of the Dresdner Hofkapelle, which was one of the leading orchestras in the first half of the 18th century. Since he was the leading violinist of his time in Germany to whom renowned composers such as Vivaldi, Albinoni und Telemann Werke dedicated pieces, these two sonatas, written for Pisdendel's own chosen instrument, present a challenge to performers as well as a valuable enrichment to baroque violin literature. For the source of the first edition of the E minor Sonata the second version of the work was used. Pisendel composed this version in around 1716, when he accompanied the Crown Prince of Saxony on a trip to Italy.