Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)
  • Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)
  • Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)
  • Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)
  • Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)
  • Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)
  • Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)
  • Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)
  • Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)

Gretsch - 6 Cello Sonatas (Urtext Edition)

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Johann Konrad Gretsch was likely born in 1710 and died in 1778. He served as a respected cellist in the chapel of the Prince of Thurn and Taxis in Regensburg and was also a popular composer. Ernst Ludwig Gerber described Gretsch as a man who demonstrated extensive knowledge in harmony, excellent taste, and exceptional skill on his instrument

Johann Konrad Gretsch was likely born in 1710 and died in 1778. He served as a respected cellist in the chapel of the Prince of Thurn and Taxis in Regensburg and was also a popular composer. Ernst Ludwig Gerber described Gretsch as a man who demonstrated extensive knowledge in harmony, excellent taste, and exceptional skill on his instrument through his compositions. His works can be found in various sources, such as the Breitkopf catalogs, and include symphonies, wind partitas, an oboe concerto, four cello concertos (including three in the Breitkopf Catalogue and one at the Czech National Museum), fifteen cello sonatas (ten in the Breitkopf Catalogue and five more in the present edition), a sonata for violin and cello, and a trio for viola da gamba, violin, and continuo.

The six cello sonatas in our current edition come from the Czech National Museum, whom we thank for putting these sources at our disposal. The catalog numbers follow the ones of the Museum. The original clefs (bass, tenor, alto, soprano) were retained in the score but changed to modern clefs in the separate cello part.

The basso part is unfigured and, as was typical of the period, intended to be played by a second cello. There are some double stops in the basso part. Generally, the basso part plays a subordinate role, but in the finales of the A-major Sonatino and the D-major Sonata, it plays an equal role to the cello part.

All deviations from the original text have been noted in footnotes or with editorial marks. For more information about these sonatas, see this article: https://yuriyleonovich.com/blogs/musings/posts/7409911/critical-notes-series-gretsch-s-cello-sonatas

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