Henriette, The Princess Of The Viol (CD)

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Maddalena Del Gobbo

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Maddalena Del Gobbo was born in Italy and started studying music when still a young kid. At the age of four, she began learning to play the piano and gradually added the cello and singing to her musical repertoire. Years later, at the age of 13, her musical talent brought her to Vienna, where she studied the cello at the "Konservatorium Wien."


She first came in contact with the viola da gamba when she entered a record shop in the heart of Vienna and was mesmerized by an enchanting sound that she would never forget. She finished her studies as a cellist, received an MA and performed in many concert halls as a soloist and chamber musician. All this time, she never forgot the viol and secretly honed her skills until, one day, she decided to make the viol her focal point and to dedicate her life to baroque music.


In 2012, this dedication brought her to the final round of the international competition "Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli" in the category viola da gamba. Maddalena was also a jury member at an international competition in Italy and appeared on stages in Europe and China.


Apart from playing baroque music, she is also very interested in scientific research on this era. This is an album dedicated to the French princess Henriette (1727 - 1752) and is a mix of great pieces for the viol.

Maddalena Del Gobbo (viola da gamba),
Christoph Prendl (viola de gamba),
Michele Carreca (theorbo),
Ewald Donhoffer (harpsichord)


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Forqueray, J-B:

La Du Vaucel

La Morangis ou La Plissay for harpsichord



La Monguichet

La Toute Belle


Muzette L' Henriette


Marais, M:

Suite in A minor

Suite in G Major



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