Carl Friedrich Abel
Seven Berlin Trios
for Transverse Flute or second Transversflut or Violin and Basso
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2023-05, source: D-B Mus.ms. 252 et al.
|G429||Carl Friedrich Abel, Seven Berlin Trios, AbelWV C52–53, No. 1 in G major, No. 2 in D major, 2Fl+Bc, full score, 3 parts, 52 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-429-9||17.50 €|
|G430||Carl Friedrich Abel, Seven Berlin Trios, AbelWV C54–55, No. 3 in G major, No. 4 in D major, 2Fl+Bc, full score, 3 parts, 52 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-430-5||17.50 €|
|G431||Carl Friedrich Abel, Seven Berlin Trios, AbelWV C56, Helm 592, No. 5 c-minor, composed by Abel or C.P.E. Bach, Fl+V+Bc, full score, 3 parts, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-431-2||17.50 €|
|G432||Carl Friedrich Abel, Seven Berlin Trios, AbelWV C57–58, No. 6 in G major (Fl/V), Nr. 7 in G major (2Fl), Fl+Fl/V+Bc, full score, 3 parts, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-432-9||17.50 €|
Abel’s Seven Berlin Trios have been known for a long time, but with the exception of two individual trios they have not yet been published collectively. Five of the trios are for two flutes and bass while in the others the second part is for violin. The trios date from Abel’s time in Germany and are still more rooted in the Baroque era than the later compositions from Abel’s London period, but they also show clear characteristics of ‘Empfindsamkeit’. Trio No. 5 takes on a special position, for there is also a copy of it attributed to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, which contains a completely different middle movement. The individual trios are quite different, but all are of medium difficulty, stimulate the joy of playing and enrich the early classical flute repertoire.