Persons with Edition Güntersberg

Edition Güntersberg is supported through advice and action by a large number of people. We are very thankful for that, but we cannot name all of them here. Rather, in the following paragraphs we list only those who have worked with us since several years.

Günter von Zadow

Günter von Zadow originally studied physics, but has always been engaged in music. During his career he was working in software development, at the end in the area of standardized documentation. In 1998 he and Leonore von Zadow-Reichling established the publishing house Edition Güntersberg. His part is source research, correspondence with experts, prefaces, typesetting of the music, organization of the production, and internet marketing.

Leonore von Zadow-Reichling

Leonore von Zadow-Reichling studied violoncello and viola da gamba at the Berlin University of the Arts and completed her studies with Wieland Kuijken and Nicolaus Harnoncourt. For several years she was a member of the “Berliner Ensemble für Alte Musik” and of the “New Paltz Baroque Ensemble“ New York. She has given many concerts at home and abroad, among others as member of ensembles such as “Chelyos”, “La Marésienne”, and “Bonner Ensemble für Alte Musik”. Beyond that she is active as instructor at courses on interpretation of consort music.

At Edition Güntersberg she is concerned with proofreading the musical and verbal text, which also includes testing the emerging music practically.

Thomas Fritzsch

Thomas Fritzsch is one of the worldwide renowned viola gamba players. Please see his vita in the German part.

For Edition Güntersberg he has worked as editor and he has written introductions.

Contribution to
G091, G092, G093, G094, G095, G096, G097, G099, G111, G112, G113, G114, G115, G116, G117, G143, G211, G213, G226, G227, G249, G250, G253, G254, G281, G282, G283, G284, G285, G287, G289, G294, G295

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 graduated in cello at the Musikhochschule in Mannheim and then went on to study viola da gamba with Wieland Kuijken.

Bettina Hoffmann has given concerts all over Europe and America, participating as a soloist and with her ensemble Modo Antiquo at major festivals and venues such as Theater an der Wien, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Festival d'Ambronay, International Music Week Izmir, Tage Alter Musik Herne, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, Opera Rara Cracovia, Holland Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, Festival Opera Baroque Beaune, Festival Cervantino Mexico, Festival van Vlaanderen, Ambraser Schloßkonzerte Innsbruck, Società del Quartetto Milano, Regensburger Tage Alter Musik etc.

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. In 1997 and 2000 two CD of her ensemble Modo Antiquo nominated for GRAMMY AWARDS.

Bettina Hoffmann is the author of the Catalog of solo and chamber music for viola da gamba (LIM, 2001) and of La viola da gamba, a comprehensive history of the viol (L'Epos, 2010; German edition: Ortus, 2014). An English translation is in preparation for Routledge She has also 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.). Her articles appear in Recercare, Rivista Italiana di Musicologia, Studi Vivaldiani, The Viola da Gamba Society Journal and other learned periodicals. Recently she discovered and edited the only German treatise on the viol currently known to us, Instruction oder eine anweisung auff der Violadigamba. She is currently working on a volume about the 'cello, double bass and viol in the works of Antonio Vivaldi for the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi, to be published in 2018.

She 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. (Photo: Susanna Drescher)

Contribution to
G240, G275, G283

Peter Holman

Peter Holman studied at King’s College, London with Thurston Dart, and founded the pioneering early music group Ars Nova while a student. He is now director of The Parley of Instruments, musical director of Opera Restor’d and director of Leeds Baroque Orchestra. He is a leading figure in the musical life of the Essex-Suffolk borders, directing Essex Baroque Orchestra and Psalmody as well as the annual Suffolk Villages Festival. He was joint Artistic Director with Paul O’Dette of the 1995 Boston Early Music Festival.

Peter has taught at many conservatories, universities, and summer schools in Britain, Europe and the USA, and is now Emeritus Professor of Historical Musicology at Leeds University. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3, and is much in demand as a lecturer at scholarly conferences. He spends much of his time in writing and research, and has special interests in the early history of the violin family, in instrumental ensemble music of the Renaissance and Baroque, and in English music from about 1550 to 1850.

He is the author of the prize-winning book Four and Twenty Fiddlers: The Violin at the English Court 1540-1690 (Oxford, 1993), a much-praised study of Purcell’s music (Oxford, 1994), and a book in the Cambridge Music Handbook series on Dowland’s Lachrimae (Cambridge, 1999). His book Life after Death: the Viola da Gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetsch was published in November 2010. At present he is working on a book, Performing Seventeenth-Century Music, and a study of conducting and musical direction in Georgian Britain.

For Edition Güntersberg he has written introductions for music from England.

Contribution to
G130, G141, G149, G199, G216, G219, G220, G229, G230, G232

Angela Koppenwallner

The harpsichord player Angela Koppenwallner was born in Salzburg, Austria. She studied with Gordon Murray in Vienna, with Siebe Henstra in Utrecht and with Ketil Haugsand in Oslo. Since 1998 she has been assistant professor for harpsichord and clavichord at the “Mozarteum” university in Salzburg. She has a rich concert career as a soloist and with several ensembles and orchestras. In October 2006 her first solo-CD was published with works by Domenico and Alessandro Scarlatti at the label "Edition Alte Musik" of the Austrian broadcasting corporation.

Please see her actualized vita in the German part.

For Edition Güntersberg she has written continuo realizations for many editions.

Contribution to
G042, G046, G048, G049, G050, G051, G052, G053, G054, G055, G056, G057, G058, G062, G063, G069, G070, G078, G079, G080, G081, G082, G091, G092, G093, G094, G095, G096, G097, G099, G111, G112, G113, G114, G115, G116, G117, G126, G133, G134, G135, G140, G143, G145, G149, G190, G203, G210, G219, G276, G277, G278, G285

Michael O’Loghlin

Dr. Michael O´Loghlin got his education as musician und musicologist at the University of Sydney. After that he studied viola da gamba with José Vazquez in Vienna, and performance practice with Nicolaus Harnoncourt in Salzburg. He wrote his doctoral thesis on “The Viola da Gamba Music of the Berlin School, 1732-1772“ and continues to publish on this subject. He lives in Brisbane, Australia.

At the end of the year 2008 Michael O'Loghlin's thesis was published under the title "Frederick the Great and his Musicians - The Viola da Gamba Music of the Berlin School", ISBN 978-0-7546-5885-6, see the publisher's original announcement. It is a basic description of the music of the Berlin School, and it is not restricted to the viola da gamba. It covers the following composers and their gamba music: Johann Gottlieb Graun, Christoph Schaffrath, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Gottlieb Janitzsch, Joseph Benedikt Zyka, Carl Heinrich Graun, Franz Benda, Carl Friedrich Abel. Also, there is a chapter about the extraordinary viola da gamba player Ludwig Christian Hesse, who inspired the above mentioned composers to write virtuoso works for the gamba. The book contains a comprehensive list of the 52 compositions for viola da gamba which can be attributed to the Berlin School, and of which many have already been published by Edition Güntersberg - if nothing else because of the support of Michael O'Loghlin.

See also

For Edition Güntersberg he has written the introductions for almost all editions of the time of the Berlin School. In addition he also acts as editor for some important publications of this era.

Contribution to
G042, G046, G048, G049, G050, G057, G058, G062, G063, G069, G070, G078, G079, G080, G081, G082, G087, G090, G101, G102, G107, G131, G132, G150, G166, G190, G210, G225, G228, G237, G238, G239, G40, G247, G248, G273, G274, G501

Marc Strümper

Marc Strümper was born in Berlin. He studied musicology, art history and theater in Berlin, Cologne and Vienna and viola da gamba at the University of Music in Vienna. Here he wrote his doctoral theis on “The viola da gamba at the Viennese Court”. A member of various early music ensembles in Germany and Austria, he has concertized extensively throughout Europe. Marc Strümper lives in Vienna.

For Edition Güntersberg he has acted as editor.

Contribution to
G088, G089, G120, G121, G195, G106, G197, G198, G214, G265

Johannes Weiss

Johannes Weiss started his career being a conductor and musician (harpsichord and viol) in early music before thinking about becoming a singer. From 2001 to 2005 he successfully took part in several chamber music competitions, “Van Wassenaer” in Den Haag, “Biago-Marini” in Neuburg/Donau, “The Polytechnical Society” in Frankfurt/Main and “Alte Musik Treff” in Berlin. 2002 to 2006 he also studied classical singing with Hedwig Fassbender at the “Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst” in Frankfurt/Germany. He took part in masterclasses with Emma Kirkby, Christoph Prégardien, Ernst Haefliger, Guillemette Laurens and Thomas Heyer. As a soloist Johannes Weiss was engaged at the “Freies Landestheater Bayern”, the Frankfurt Opera House, the Wiesbaden Opera House, the National Theatre of Prague, La Monnaie in Bruxelles, the Paris Opera House Garnier, the opera house Gdansk, the Opéra Monte Carlo and the Rheinsberg Chamber Opera. 2006-2007 Johannes Weiss was member of the Atelier Lyrique at the Opéra National de Paris. As a concert singer he's performing regularly with „Akadêmia” (Françoise Lasserre) and “Weser-Renaissance” (Manfred Cordes). 2008 he started to teach Historical Performance Practice at the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim.

For Edition Güntersberg he has acted as editor.

Contribution to
G148, G191, G192, G193, G194

Sonia Wronkowska

Sonia Wronkowska is a musicologist and music librarian. Performs the duties of the head of the Polish RISM Centre (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales) in the National Library of Poland. Editor of early music, author of several scholarly papers, presents the results of her research at numerous international conferences. Involved in the development of the digital library Polona ( as well as in digital humanities projects. Currently preparing doctoral dissertation at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan about derivative works in the repertory of Polish church ensembles in the 18th century. She made a discovery of the Maltzan Music Collection from Militsch (now in the University Library in Poznan) including 22 previously unknown works by Carl Friedrich Abel. (Photo by Albert Zawada)

Contribution to
G301, G302, G303, G304, G305, G306, G307, G308, G309, G310

Dankwart von Zadow

Dankwart von Zadow studied harpsichord, piano, music pedagogy and audio engineering. He has a great deal of concert experience, especially in the area of Early Music. Since 1980 he has taught at the music school of the city of Iserlohn, Germany, where he also was the divisional director for keyboard instruments.

For Edition Güntersberg he has written many continuo realizations, and for our Rameau/Hesse edition (G168-G171) he has written the Harpsichord part.

Contribution to
G032, G038, G041, G045, G064, G065, G071, G072, G073, G074, G075, G076, G077, G100, G101, G122, G123, G127, G128, G130, G131, G132, G144, G161, G162, G163, G164, G165, G168, G169, G170, G171, G204, G229, G230, G232, G233, G234, G235, G236, G253, G254, G258, G259, G266, G267, G268, G269, G270, G271, G282, G283, G284, G287, G289