Cover pageCarl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Concerto in F major Flauto Traverso Concertato

for Transverse Flute, two Violins, Viola and Basso

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda 3rd sample page Deutsche Version

Editor: Günter von Zadow, publication date: 2022-03, introduction: Michael O'Loghlin, piano reduction: Dankwart von Zadow, source: D-Bsa SA 2668

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G392Carl Friedrich Abel, Concerto in F major Flauto Traverso Concertato, AbelWV F15, full score with introduction and parts, First Edition, Fl+Str, 72 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-392-639.80 €
G393Carl Friedrich Abel, Concerto in F major Flauto Traverso Concertato, AbelWV F15, piano reduction and flute part, First Edition, Fl+Piano, 28 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-393-316.50 €


This hitherto unpublished flute concerto by Abel most probably dates from his Dresden period, i.e. it was written before his departure for England in 1759. It has survived in the collection of Carl Jakob Christian Klipfel, which is now in the music library of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin. Klipfel was an amateur musician and porcelain painter in Meissen and was well acquainted with Frederick the Great, who later made him co-director of the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Berlin.

All three movements of this work are written in the early classical concerto form in the Italianate style that was common in the Dresden court orchestra: recurring ritornellos in tutti alternate with solo sections. The transverse flute is accompanied by two violins, viola and basso. Our edition contains a detailed introduction by Michael O'Loghlin and consists of two offerings: the score including all individual parts and the piano reduction with the solo part.

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