Notes & Reviews:
Arcangelo Corelli, described as the "vero orfeo di nostri tempi" by his pupil Francesco Gasparini, produced the most popular printed music of his time with his Violin Sonatas Opus 5 published in Rome in 1700. As these sonatas were not primarily focused on the technical demands of the violin, adaptations of these works for viola da gamba soon followed. Handel's Sonata in G minor, originally for violin, includes a note that this music would also be suitable for performance "per la viola da gamba" and provides a further example of an adaptation of a sonata for viola da gamba. It is clear the Handel had closely studies Corelli's style and the influence of Italian violin technique is also unmistakable in the second gamba sonata from Johan Schenck's "L'echo du Danube."
American Record Guide, July / August 2012
Heumann is a polished and musical player whose colleagues work well with her. She adds a good many ornaments to her performances, not least of which is her smiling face on the cover of the case. There are several pictures of the group individually and collectively in the booklet. This is a pleasantly played and unusual collection.