Duet in F Major (viola cello duo)
Title: Duet in F Major
Composer: C. P. E. Bach, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Viola and Cello
Printout: 6 pages
Note: C. P. E. Bach was greatly admired by Mozart, Haydn, and Brahms for his highly expressive style. He was major proponent of the “emfindsamer Stil” (sensitive style) which sought to express a wide range of emotions within a single movement. This duet (originally written in C but transposed here to better suit the registers of viola and cello) is characteristic of his style, with a highly emotive first movement followed by a spirited allegro full of playful cat-and-mouse figures.
The audio sample includes the beginnings of both movements.