6 Cello Sonatas, Op.8b (Fesch, Willem de)
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Scores and Parts
Bailleul le Jeune
Paris: Le Clerc, Mme Boivin, n.d.
Designated as "Op.2" by the publisher.
The bass figures have been omitted in this edition, and different instrumentation given in the title: VI Sonates a deux Violoncelles, Bassons ou Violles
Arrangements and Transcriptions
Sonata in D minor (No.3)
For Violin and Piano (Salmon)
For Cello and Piano (Salmon)
|Work Title||6 Sonatas|
|Alternative Title||Six Sonatas for a Violoncello with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord|
|Composer||Fesch, Willem de|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||Op.8b (Le Clerc: Op.2)|
|Composer Time Period||Baroque|
|Instrumentation||2 cellos or cello, continuo|
According to Grove Music, op.8 is actually "XII Sonatas", published in London, 1733. 6 of them are for violin and continuo, the other 6 for 2 cellos and continuo. So the 1736 London publication is not a first edition after all, and most probably an arrangement. The alternate instrumentations (2 bassoons or viols) given in the Paris Boivin edition are probably the publisher's, not De Fesch's.