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Bettina Hoffmann


Bettina Hoffmann is German and lives in Florence where she pursues an active career both as a performer on the viol and baroque 'cello and as a musicologist. She is professor of viola da gamba, baroque cello, performing praxis and baroque chamber music at the Conservatorio di Vicenza and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. Her researches focus on the history of viola da gamba and violoncello.

Subjects: Music

Biography

Bettina Hoffmann is German and lives in Florence where she pursues an active career both as a performer on the viol and baroque 'cello and as a musicologist. She has given concerts all over Europe and America, participating as a soloist and with her ensemble Modo Antiquo at major festivals and venues. A significant discography (more than 70 CDs for Deutsche Grammophon, Naïve, Brilliant Classics, Tactus and others) is especially notable for «Idées grotesques» with works by Marin Marais, «Scherzi Musicali» for viola da gamba by Johann Schenck, the first complete recording of the works by Diego Ortiz and Silvestro Ganassi and the opera omnia for cello by Domenico Gabrielli. Two CDs of her ensemble Modo Antiquo have been nominated for GRAMMY AWARDS.

She is the author of the Catalogue of solo and chamber music for viola da gamba (LIM, 2001) and has edited critical facsimile editions of the «Regulae Concentuum Partiturae» of Georg Muffat and of works for viol and for cello by Antonio Vivaldi and Domenico Gabrielli (Bärenreiter-Verlag, S.P.E.S.). She discovered and edited the only German treatise on the viol currently known to us, «Instruction oder eine anweisung auff der Violadigamba». Currently she is working on a volume about the 'cello, double bass and viol in the works of Antonio Vivaldi, to be published for the «Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi» in 2018.

Bettina Hoffmann is professor of viola da gamba, baroque cello, performing praxis and baroque chamber music at the Conservatorio «Arrigo Pedrollo» di Vicenza and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - The Viola da Gamba - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Lucca, LIM

Catalogo della musica solistica e cameristica per viola da gamba


Published: Aug 06, 2018 by Lucca, LIM
Authors: Bettina Hoffmann

This catalog lists the solo and chamber works written specifically for the instruments of the viola da gamba family through the entire course of its historic development.

Verlag Güntersberg, 2014

Instruction oder eine anweisung auff der Violadigamba


Published: Aug 06, 2018 by Verlag Güntersberg, 2014
Authors: anonymous

The treatise Instruction or a Method for the Viola da Gamba is unique in the history of the viola da gamba. No other German text from the Renaissance or Baroque periods which deals exclusively with this instrument and provides technical instruction on fingering and bowing has survived or is even known by name.

«Rivista Italiana di Musicologia», 2012

Il repertorio italiano della viola da gamba dopo il 1640: delimitazione e censimento


Published: Aug 06, 2018 by «Rivista Italiana di Musicologia», 2012
Authors: Bettina Hoffmann

The repertory of the viola da gamba in Italy after circa 1640.

Michaelsteiner Konferenzberichte 80, Augsburg, Wißner, 2017

'Einige praetendiren gar einen General-Bass darauff zu wege zu bringen' - Die Gambe als akkordisches Generalbassinstrument


Published: Aug 06, 2018 by Michaelsteiner Konferenzberichte 80, Augsburg, Wißner, 2017
Authors: Bettina Hoffmann

The realization of the basso continuo on the viola da gamba

«The Viola da Gamba Society Journal», vol. 2, 2008

The Nomenclature of the Viol in Italy


Published: Aug 06, 2018 by «The Viola da Gamba Society Journal», vol. 2, 2008
Authors: Bettina Hoffmann

A part in bass clef marked ‘viola’; a four-part piece for ‘viole’, notated entirely in C clefs; a partbook labelled ‘basso di viola’; a museum inventory which lists a ‘viola inglese’; an account book recording a payment to a ‘violone’ player: these are situations commonly found in Italian Baroque music, which repeatedly lead to confusion for performers and musicologists.

«Recercare», XVI, 2004

Dal concerto alto al concerto basso: accordature delle viole da gamba nell’Italia del Cinquecento


Published: Aug 06, 2018 by «Recercare», XVI, 2004
Authors: Bettina Hoffmann

The consort of viols in the early sixteenth century was faithful in practice as well as in theory to tuning in the high range, with the four sizes oriented to the pitch of the relative registers of the voices that the viol was so often called on to accompany.The lower tuning, conversely, is the product of the radical formal changes that took place at the end of that century.

«Studi Vivaldiani», IV, 2004

Il violoncello all’inglese


Published: Aug 06, 2018 by «Studi Vivaldiani», IV, 2004
Authors: Bettina Hoffmann

The violoncello all’inglese, for which Vivaldi wrote only one work, has until now been equated tout court with the viola inglese. This theory does not, however, carry much conviction. An examination of the solo part for violoncello all’inglese in RV 546 suffices to show that this unique terminological description corresponds to a unique organological identity.

Händel-Handbuch, Vol. 6, Laaber Verlag, 2011

Viola da gamba, Violoncello, Contrabbasso


Published: Aug 06, 2018 by Händel-Handbuch, Vol. 6, Laaber Verlag, 2011
Authors: Bettina Hoffmann

Articles: Viola da gamba, Violoncello, Contrabbasso

Videos

Francesco Barsanti, Lochaber

Published: Aug 06, 2018

Tobias Hume, Touch me lightly

Published: Aug 06, 2018

August Kühnel, Aria

Published: Aug 06, 2018

Diego Ortiz, Doulce memoire

Published: Aug 06, 2018

Marin Marais, Le Tableau de l'Operation à la Taille

Published: Aug 06, 2018

Orazio Bassani, Toccata

Published: Jun 16, 2015