Cello Sonata in C major (Kirnberger, Johann Philipp)

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Publisher. Info. Vermischte Musikalien (pp.44-51)
Berlin: Georg Ludwig Winter, 1769.
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Philhar (2021/4/1)

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Publisher. Info. Le Concert, 2021.
Misc. Notes Modern clefs.
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General Information

Work Title Cello Sonata in C major
Alternative. Title
Composer Kirnberger, Johann Philipp
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJK 12
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro ma non molto
  2. Adagio
  3. Cantabile and Variations
First Publication. 1769 in Vermischte Musikalien
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation cello, continuo (or solo keyboard)

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There are two versions of this work listed on RISM:

  1. Manuscript (Possibly Autograph), SBB, Am.B 479 (42), for cello and continuo
  2. Mus.ms. 11629/50, for solo keyboard.

As the score in Vermischte Musikalien has figures in the bass part, this must surely be the version for cello. It is unusual, though, that it is notated using a mixture of soprano, alto, tenor and bass clefs.

The score in Vermischte Musikalien is (not necessarily by this argument) neither of them! (for one thing, it's from Gallica @ BNF, not SBB). It is a typeset, printed version. The one listed for cello and continuo in SBB is a manuscript, consisting of the first movement only.