Viola da gamba
bass by Michael Albanus
(Graz, 1706)

Viola da gamba by Michael Albanus, Graz 1706

Viola da gamba by Michael Albanus, Graz 1706

At the exhibition in Froville, France

Michael Albanus (1677-1730) descended from a dynasty of highly gifted Tyrolean masters from Bozen (now Bolzano). An excellent violin by his father, Matthias Albanus, is in the collection. Michael emigrated to Graz, worked in the atelier of Wolfgang Sagmayr, which he took over after his death. His work reminds one of Jakob Stainer, who was the most esteemed master of the Habsburg Empire, indeed of all of Europe

Lucia Krommer

At present this bass viola da gamba is on permanent loan to Lúcia Krommer,
Pecs, Hungary, who is a principal member of the Orpheon Consort.

Johann Schenck: Sonata in g-minor from Le Ninfe di Reno

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Sonate in g-minor, Château de Thoiry, France, 2004

Marain Marais: Pièces en trio (1692)
Concert in St Agustin, Ibiza

Concert in the Baroque Museum Salzburg, 2007

Video: Johann Schenck - Sonata in g-minor

Video of a concert in Ibiza:
Marin Marais - Piéces en trio

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Body length 675 mm
Upper width 322 mm
Middle width 236 mm
Lower width 396 mm
Rib height 137 mm
String length 697 mm

updated 02.07.2010