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Sonata #2 in g minor - 2OB/BSN/PN (Basso Continuo)

Composer: Zelenka, Jan Dismas

Publisher: Hortus Musicus (Germany)

Edition: 1370


Sonata #2 in g minor
for two oboes, bassoon, and piano (basso continuo)
by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) - Czech Baroque composer
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Allegro

Edited by Wolfgang Reich. This edition comes with solo parts for oboe I and oboe II, and bassoon, as well as a fully realized keyboard part, and a separate basso part. It also comes with extensive critical notes.

Of the many trio sonatas written during the 150-year history of this genre the set composed in 1721–2 by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745) is certainly among the most striking and unusual. Extreme both in their dimensions and their demands on performer, they unite sophisticated formal designs with exhilarating virtuosity.

These sonatas appeared in print for the first time three decades ago in the series “ Hortus Musicus ” edited by Camillo Schoenbaum , a pathbreaking publication that ushered in the current Zelenka renaissance. Since then recent discoveries and analyses of the sources have made a new edition necessary in order to create a performing version that meets scholarly standards.