Like his father, C.P.E. Bach wrote three sonatas for viola da gamba. The
original register of the viola da gamba part permits a version for
viola, a practice that has been verified in the sources of the time. A
viola version is available as an alternative part in this Urtext
Edited by N. Gertsch, A. Weibezahn: Piano Reduction by E. Steen-Nockleberg: Cadenzas and lead-ins by R.D. Levin: Viola Fingering and bowing by J. Weber. Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801), the famous son of the Bohemian composer Johann Stamitz (1717-1757), was born in Mannheim and learned composition and instrumental performance from his father and other members of the court chapel. From his six surviving viola concertos, including three for the viola d'amore, were certainly written for his own use. The best-known of them is the Concerto in D known as "No.1" which stands alongside the concerto by Franc Antonio Hoffmeister as the orchestral audition piece par excellence.
Title: Viola Concerto No. 1 in D Major, By Stamitz, Carl, Edited by N. Gertsch, A. Weibezahn, Published by G. Henle Urtext Editions, Item number: HN758