Georg Friedrich Handel's Sonatas for Violin and Basso continuo belong to the core repertoire of Baroque violin music, some of them even being among the most famous repertoire pieces of their time. The new edition in the Wiener Urtext Edition is based on Handel's autographs, contemporary copies and first prints. In addition to Handel's nine violin sonatas, it contains two minuets for violin and basso continuo which have been transmitted in the environment of the sonatas. Apart from the solo violin part and a continuo score with a realized, easily playable basso continuo, the edition also contains a figured bass part which gives experienced continuo players the possibility to improvise their own realization of the basso continuo part. The notes on interpretation of the renowned Baroque expert Reinhard Goebel provide insights into and suggestions for a sonata performance that was common practice at the time of Handel.