Cover pageCarl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Concerto in E major Violino Principale

for Solo Violin, two Violins, Viola, two Horns 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: S-Skma VO-R

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G396Carl Friedrich Abel, Concerto in E major Violino Principale, AbelWV F22, full score with introduction and parts, V+Str+2Horn, 88 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-396-444.50 €
G397Carl Friedrich Abel, Concerto in E major Violino Principale, AbelWV F22, piano reduction and solo part, V+Piano, 40 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-397-116.50 €


This violin concerto by Abel probably dates from his time in England, i.e. it was written after 1759. It has survived in a copy which is now in Sweden in the library of the Esplunda estate, but which most likely made its way there from Germany in the 18th century.

All three movements are written in the early classical concerto form in the Italianate style: recurring ritornellos in tutti alternate with solo sections. The solo violin is accompanied by two violins, viola, basso and two horns. 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.

Errata / Addenda