TitelseiteCarl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Three Ledenburg Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Basso

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Editor: Thomas Fritzsch and Günter von Zadow, publication date: 2016-04, continuo realization: Dankwart von Zadow, source: D-OSa Dep 115b Akz. 2000/002 Nr. 527

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G282Abel, Three Ledenburg Sonatas, AbelWV B87–89 (A2:52–54), First Edition, VdG+Bc, 3 full scores, one of them with realisation, 68 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-282-021.80 €


Carl Friedrich Abel's Ledenburg Sonatas for viola da gamba and basso are characterized by unconventional, often surprising harmonies. They are in three movements in the form slow-fast-fast, a series of movements that was found in Berlin (Berlin school) rather than in London. The sonatas were hitherto unknown and appear in print for the first time in this edition. The Ledenburg Collection in Osnabrück was discovered only in 2015. It primarily contains viol music from the time around 1750. The most important works in the collection are the twelve Fantasias for Viola da Gamba Solo by Georg Philipp Telemann, which were long thought to have been lost. The Works for Viola da Gamba in the Ledenburg Collection.

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