Gehot: Duets, opus 3 nos. 1-2
Instruments: violin and cello/viola
Catalogue no.: D1989-1
These duets for violin and cello are pleasant and without technical difficulties. There are six duets, and we have published them in three sets of two – for numbers 1 and 2 we have also provided a viola alternative so that you can play violin and viola duets. They were composed by Joseph Gehot who was born in Brussels in 1756, moved to the USA in 1792, and died there circa 1820. He was a violinist, composer and teacher and amongst his compositions were numerous string quartets, trios and duos. In 1991, “Musique en Wallonie” was set up in Belgium with the goal of discovering the rich musical heritage of the region and finding works of composers that had fallen into undeserved oblivion. Joseph Gehot is one of the composers who was selected.