The cello and the viola da gamba might look like siblings, but they're actually not even related! This week, Early Music Now features music for one, two, and six viols by composers like Cranford, Marais, and Grecke, performed by Vittorio Ghielmi, Simone Eckert, and Jordi Savall. 

  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasia in G major. Performed by Simone Eckert, viola da Gamba.
  • William Cranford: Passamezzo Pavan a 6 LeStrange Viols. Performed by William Cranford Consort.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: Jubilate Deo. Performed by Andreas Scholl, countertenor & Basel Consort.
  • Peter Grecke: Fantasia con la partitta. Performed by Hamburger Ratsmusik, led by Simone Eckert.
  • Antoine Forqueray: Deuxieme Suite en sol majeur. Performed by Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da Gamba.
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