JOHANN FRIEDRICH RUHE (1699-1776): Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Continuo in G and in D Minor, Suite for Viola da Gamba and Cello in D, Solos for Viola da Gamba in C and in A Minor.
Catalogue Number: 10J026
Reference: HCD 32455
Description: Kapellmeister at Magdeburg Cathedral for 43 years, all of Ruhe's compositions are lost except for these five gamba works. Probably written in the 1730s, they are lively, forward-looking pieces in three and four movements (the suite has eight) which anticipate early Classical style. Sándor Szászvárosi (viola da gamba), Kousay H. Mahdi Kadduri (cello), Angelika Czismadia (harpsichord).