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This seems to be the fourth release on melomaniacos.com with compositions for viola d'amore. Dorothea Jappe plays again on different viole d'amore with different tunings for each piece. As this is "nachtmusique" (or serenades), there is no keyboard accompaniment and the compositions are more pleasing and relaxing than dramatic. The Partita by Pezold is a composition for viola d'amore solo.
Characterization of the instrument by F.A. Weber in 1789: "The singular character of the violin of love is based on its ability to so happily express moderate melancholy, sweet feelings, caresses and gaiety which does not extend beyond the borders of moderation... Musical leaps in air and feats of legerdemain, passages loaded down excessively with melismatic ornamentation, masses of difficulties, and all too much wallowing around in chromatic notes are so foreign to the nature of this instrument, that one may boldly tell a player to his face, who tries to show off with such things on this instrument, that he does not know its nature."
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Johann Michael Böhm (c.1685-c.1753) - Concerto in G major
Christian Pezold (1677-1733) - Partita in F major
Luigi Borghi (c.1745-1806) - Sonata in D major
Friedrich Wilhelm Rust (1739-1796) - Trio in D major
Performers: Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, with Dorothea Jappe playing on several viole d'amore
Label: deutsche harmonia mundi
Link list of the three other viola d'amore releases on melomaniacos.com (you have to register first to be able to access the site)