TitelseiteCarl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Second Pembroke Collection

Four Duets for Viola da Gamba and Violoncello,
ten Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Basso continuo

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda Sound samples, Duets "Sound sample" Deutsche Version Sound samples, Sonatas "Sound sample"

Editor: Thomas Fritzsch (G250, G253, G254), Günter and Leonore von Zadow (G251, G252), publication date: 2014-06, continuo realization: Dankwart von Zadow (G253, G254), source: D-LEb Kulukundis Collection, catalogue of works: A3:1-4 und A2:42-51

Order information

G250Abel, Second Pembroke Collection, A3:1-4, Four Duets for Viola da Gamba and Violoncello, First print, VdG+Vc, score with introduction, viol part (2 clefs), cello part, 60 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-250-917.50 €[+]
G251Abel, Second Pembroke Collection, A3:1-4, Four Duets, Edition for two Violas da Gamba, First print, 2VdG, score, 2 parts, 40 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-251-616.50 €[+]
G252Abel, Second Pembroke Collection, A3:1-4, Four Duets, Edition for two Violoncellos, First print, 2Vc, score, 2 parts, 40 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-252-316.50 €[+]
G253Abel, Second Pembroke Collection, A2:42-46, Ten Sonatas for Viola da Gamba an B.c. Volume 1, Sonatas 3-7, First print, VdG+Bc, introduction, 2 scores, 3rd score with realization, 76 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-253-021.50 €[+]
G254Abel, Second Pembroke Collection, A2:47-51, Ten Sonatas for Viola da Gamba an B.c. Volume 2, Sonatas 8-10 and 13-14, First print, VdG+Bc, 2 scores, 3rd score with realization, 76 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-254-721.50 €[+]

Description

We are pleased to announce the publication of fourteen important and hitherto unknown works by Carl Friedrich Abel held in the Kulukundis Collection. The works in question are four Duets for viola da gamba and violoncello and ten Sonatas for viola da gamba and basso continuo, which Abel composed for the Countess of Pembroke (gambist) and her husband (cellist). In order to distinguish it from the well-known Pembroke Collection - which contains numerous sonatas for viol with and without basso, and is preserved in the composite manuscript Add. Ms. 31697 in the British Library - we refer to these works as the Second Pembroke Collection. The editor, Thomas Fritzsch, considers these demanding, mature, and expressive pieces to be late works. - The rendition of these works on the two different instruments is certainly quite charming and unusual. On the other hand, the parts do not display any idiomatic characteristics, so that the duets could also be played on two equal instruments (viols or cellos).

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