Sonata in Eb Major for solo keyboard. Autograph musical manuscript. The complete work. No date, but ca. 1782 or later. Giovanni Battista VIOTTI.

Sonata in Eb Major for solo keyboard. Autograph musical manuscript. The complete work. No date, but ca. 1782 or later

Folio (ca. 300 x 230 mm.). Unbound. [1] (title), [2]-[8] pp. Notated in ink on 16-stave music manuscript paper.

The work is in three movements, the first, marked "Allegro," in 82 measures; the second 70 measures; and the third, marked "Rondeau Allegretto," in 210 measures. 14 measures cancelled. Overpaste corrections to a total of 10 measures, with several additional corrections.

The present manuscript is Viotti's arrangement of his Sonata for Violin and Bass (Giazotto no. 36), composed in Paris in 1782. While there are published editions of the version for violin and bass (see RISM V1940-V1946), there do not appear to be any published editions of this version for keyboard.

A highly distinguished Italian violinist and composer, Viotti is regarded as "the most influential violinist between Tartini and Paganini and the last great representative of the Italian tradition stemming from Corelli. He is considered the founder of the ‘modern’ (19th-century) French school of violin playing, and his compositions, among the finest examples of Classical violin music, exerted a strong influence on 19th-century violin style." Chappell White in Grove Music Online. Item #21585

Price: $14,500.00  other currencies

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