Music that lies between the late Baroque and the beginning of the classical period: these are the four sonatas for viola da gamba and basso continuo by the Magdeburg Cathedral Kapellmeister Johann Friedrich Ruhe – a real discovery! Georg Zeike performs them on the viola da gamba together with Bernadett Mészáros on the harpsichord. The unique feature of this recording is the fortepiano, which had just been developed in Ruhe's time. How does the "old" viola da gamba harmonize with the two different keyboard instruments, the "old" and the "new"? An exciting juxtaposition! The two Leipzig artists have toured throughout Europe with leading early music ensembles and regularly worked as chamber music partners.