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Sonata #3 in Bb Major - OB/VLN/BSN/PN (Basso Continuo)

Composer: Zelenka, Jan Dismas

Publisher: Hortus Musicus (Germany)

Edition: 61517


Sonata #3 in Bb Major
for oboe, violin, bassoon, and piano (basso continuo)
by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) - Czech Baroque composer
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Tempo giusto (Allegro)
New Edition revised after the sources by Wolfgang Reich. Continuo realization by Wolfgang Horn. This edition comes with:
  • One solo oboe part
  • One solo violin part (also playable on oboe, with minor adjustments)
  • One solo bassoon part
  • One basso part, playable on any bass clef instrument
  • One score with a continuo part, playable on harpsichord or cembalo
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.