Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Sonata Viola da Gamba Solo & Basso
from the Pembroke collection
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2010-11, introduction: Peter Holman, continuo realisation: Angela Koppenwallner, source: RISM: GB-Lbl Add. Ms. 31697
|G188||C.F. Abel, Sonata Viola da Gamba Solo & Basso, from the Pembroke collection, WKO 152, A2:9, VdG+Bc, 3 score, one of which contains a realisation, 20 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-188-5||13.80 €|
This energetic and effective little sonata in G major might have been played by Abel himself in his concerts. It is part of the Pembroke collection, whose other pieces with bass are generally somewhat simpler. An accompaniment by a cello or a second viol corresponds to the custom at Abel’s time. However, the bass can just as well be played by a keyboard instrument. Our score contains therefore a continuo realisation. The informative introduction was written by Peter Holman.