Trio Sonata in B-flat major, GraunWV A:XV:16 (Graun, Johann Gottlieb)

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PMLP109268-Trio von Herrn Concertmeister Graun, in Berlin for viola, violin-clavier und baß (complete).pdf

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Publisher Info.:

Musikalisches Vielerley, No.16 (pp.29-39)
Hamburg: C.P.E. Bach and Michael Christian Bock, 1770.


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General Information

Work Title Trio Sonata in B-flat major
Alternative Title
Composer Graun, Johann Gottlieb
Opus/Catalogue Number GraunWV A:XV:16 ; WenG 133
Key B-flat major
Movements/Sections 3 movements:
  1. Adagio
  2. Allegretto
  3. Allegro con spirito
First Performance c.1770
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation see below, Manuscript Sources
Mss Sources Dk-Kk: mu 6212.0331 - flute, violin, continuo
D-B: Am.B 244 - violin, viola, continuo
D-Bsa: SA 3667 - flute, viola, continuo
D-Bsa: SA 3721 - violin, viola continuo
D-B: Am.B 241 (12) - flute, violin, continuo
B-Bc: 25448 - organ trio

Misc. Comments

  • 6 manuscripts for this Sonata are listed on RISM which display a variety of combinations of instruments. These are listed above. It's not clear which is the "original" version, or even if there is in fact an original; perhaps it was written with a number of different alternative instrumentations in mind, as seems to be the case with some of Graun's Trio Sonatas.
  • This piece was probably performed with Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach at the keyboard in the Berlin court. One of very few works where the viola is not an inner part in a trio sonata. Could be played either with viola and keyboard, where the right hand plays the violin/clavier part and the left the baß, or as a trio sonata with viola, violin and continuo
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