Johann Schenck (about 1660-ca. 1712), Five sonatas from „Konst Oeffening“ op. 2

Monika Schwamberger, viola da gamba
Gottfried Bach, cembalo and organ
Sepp Hornsteiner, chitarrone
Karl-Heinz Schickhaus, dulcimer
Barbara Messmer, viola da gamba continuo

sound samples

order no. CCD 228
EAN 4028183002280

about this recording:
Johann Schenck's virtuoso and skillful viola da gamba playing was highly thought of and admired by his contemporaries. For the continuo of these "artistic exercises," this recording employs a dulcimer by the famous Amsterdam violin maker Henrik Jakobs, with whom Johann Schenck was probably personally acquainted.
sound samples (Windows Media):
Sonata XI, Allemande - Courant - Sarabande
"... with bravura Monika Schwamberger shows herself to be equal to the high degree of difficulty. The same is true of the continuo group. This recording is an interesting addition to the gamba discography." (Lübecker Nachrichten, 26 March 1999)
"... even just the sound (of the dulcimer) makes this CD an acoustic discovery." (Concerto 5/99)
Sonata XI, C major
Sonata IV, a minor
Sonata I, d minor
Sonata XII, g minor
Sonata XV, F major

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