Abel - Mr Abelís Fine Airs | Hyperion CDA67628

Abel - Mr Abelís Fine Airs


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Label: Hyperion

Cat No: CDA67628

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 1st October 2007



Carl Friedrich Abel (1723Ė1787) was a contemporary of J C Bach, and a fashionable performer and promoter in London in the eighteenth century. By that time the viola da gamba was a rarity, but Abelís performances sparked a revival of interest among performers and audiences.

The works recorded on this disc (six of which have never been previously recorded) can be seen as musical expositions of sensibility, inhabiting the same tragic world as the gamba solos in J S Bachís Passions. Abelís contemporary, Charles Burney, commented on the musicianís ability to Ďbreatheí the notes as he played them, and this extraordinary sensitivity is present too in the beautiful playing of Susanne Heinrich.
Gramophone Award Winner Gramophone Editor's Choice

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