gamba

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viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello

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The truth, however, is that the viola da gamba has nothing in common with the cello, with perhaps the exception a certain percentage of music, especially the basso continuo, which in many cases can be played either on the viola da gamba or the cello.
Period evidence suggests that the two instruments co-existed on concert stages for many years, with the viola da gamba always being perceived as the more aristocratic and significant instrument for musical expression, whereas at the beginning the cello was deemed a sort of bass extension of the violin, from which, after all.
How was the viola da gamba actually used, and did the instrument have a "golden age"?
The beginning of the 19th century saw interest in the viola da gamba wane, which would last for several decades (not that all its players died out, however
You have elucidated the relationship between the viola da gamba and the cello, yet I presume that the majority of viola da gamba players started on the cello - after all, this was your case too.
Ballettoper in vier Akten; Zeitgenossische Transkription fur zwei Violen da Gamba [unci Cembalo] = Contemporary transcription for two violas da gamba [and harpsichord] by Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772).
Ballettoper in vier Akten; Zeitgenossische Transkription fur zwei Violen da Gamba [und Cembalo] = Contemporary transcription for two violas da gamba [and harpsichord] by Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772).
Ballettoper in vier Akten; Zeitgenossische Transkription fur zwei Violen da Gamba Lund Cembalo] = Contemporary transcription for two violas da gamba [and harpsichord] by Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772).
Vier Sonaten fur Cembalo / Pianoforte unci Viola da Gambia = Four Sonatas for Harpsichord / Pianoforte and Viola da Gamba.
Vier Sonaten fur Cembalo / Pianoforte unci Viola da Gamba = Four Sonatas for Harpsichord / Pianoforte and Viola da Gamba.
Uppsala Trio Sonata, BuxWV 271 for Two Violins (Flutes), Viola da Gamba (Cello), and Continuo.
Kuhnel's Sonate o partite ad una o due viole da gamba con il basso continuo (Kassel, 1698) falls naturally into the pattern established by George Houle in his recent edition of Karl Friedrich Abel's sonatas for viol and continuo that arranges the pieces by degree of difficulty (Sonatas for the Viola da gamba from the Musicbook of the Countess of Pembroke [Stanford, Calif.
All of the pieces for two viols and continuo, despite their relatively modest technical requirements, could be programmed as respectable companion pieces to works from better-known collections of gamba duets, such as Schenk's Le nymphe de Rheno.
We can imagine a contemporary performance from Kuhnel's vivid title page for all three parts, which depicts two male viola da gamba players (is the full-faced one Kuhnel?
The partitas and sonatas for solo gamba round out Kuhnel's 1698 collection.