Die hohe Schule des Violaspiels (Hermann, Friedrich)

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Three 'Anonymous' Sonatas (Nos.16-18)

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Arranger Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1899]. Plate 22012.
Misc. Notes Since this publication, Pisendel has been identified as the composer of the Sonata in E-flat major.
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General Information

Work Title Die hohe Schule des Violaspiels
Alternative. Title Werke berühmter Meister des 17. u. 18. Jahrh. nach Ferd. David’s Bearbeitungen
Composer Hermann, Friedrich
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 22 pieces
  1. Biber: Sonata in C minor
  2. Corelli: Folies d’Espagne (Dm)
  3. Porpora: Violin Sonata in G major
  4. Vivaldi: Violin Sonata in A major, RV 31
  5. Leclair: Violin Sonata in C minor, Op.5 No.6 'Le Tombeau'
  6. Leclair: Sonata in G major
  7. Nardini: Sonata in D major
  8. Veracini: Sonata in E minor, Op.2 No.8
  9. Bach: Sonata in E minor
  10. Bach: Sonata in C minor
  11. Handel: Violin Sonata in A major, HWV 361
  12. Tartini: Violin Sonata in D major, B.D12
  13. Vitali: Chaconne in G minor
  14. Locatelli: Sonata in G minor
  15. Geminiani: Violin Sonata in C minor
  16. Anonymous: Violin Sonata in A minor, Schrank II/34/84
  17. Pisendel: Violin Sonata in E-flat major
  18. Anonymous: Violin Sonata in A minor, Schrank II/34/53
  19. Handel: Sonata in G minor
  20. Mozart: Serenade in D major, K.250/248b: Andante Menuett und Rondo
  21. Bach: Cello Concerto in B major, H.432
  22. Carl Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D major, Op.1
First Publication. 1899
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation viola, piano
Related Works Most (Nos.1-18, 20) arranged from Die hohe Schule des Violinspiels by David
Extra Information No.19, edited by Gevaert, is not in the David series. It may be a version of the Violin Sonata in G minor, HWV 368 by Handel which is No.55 in the Les Maîtres classiques du violon series. The Alard-Dessauer viola arrangement (untransposed) is Violin Sonata in G minor, HWV 368. Nos.21-22 were issued in 1931-32 edited by Paul Klengel (1854-1935).

Navigation etc.

  • Another viola version of No.2 (La Folia) by Konyus (Conus) is available on IMSLP here
  • Practical note: Violists will find that this is literally "high" school in the sense that most of them are transposed up a 5th, using David's original piano accompaniments. They are therefore quite difficult and un-violistic. Compare the two versions of the Vivaldi violin sonata in A: the high version from this series and the lower violin-fingered version by Paul Klengel.
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