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Composed to the Soul - Concerti, Quartetti, Arie of Carl Friedrich Abel & Johann Adolph Hasse / Dorothee Mieds, soprano; Himburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert

Album Summary

>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 8/5, WKO 65
>Hasse, Johann A. : Didone Abbandonata, opera
>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Keyboard Concerto in D major, Op. 11/4, WKO 56
>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Quartet for flute, violin, viola da gamba & cello in B flat major, Op. 8/2, WKO 62
>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Frena le belle lagrime, aria for soprano & chamber ensemble (for the pastiche opera "Sifari")
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Notes & Reviews:

"Composed to the soul": Dorothee Mields Sings Hasse and Abel Laurence Sterne, the famous author of Tristram Shandy, played the gamba as a hobby and was a friend of Carl Friedrich Abel, the most famous gambist of his times. In his works Sterne repeatedly mentioned Abel as the gambist who moved his listeners to tears. Another contemporary ranked Abel, "the Sterne of Music," with the successful author: "the one wrote, and the other composed to the soul." Dorothee Mields has now joined forces with the gambist Simone Eckert and her Hamburger Ratsmusik for an entertaining program featuring arias, quartets, and concertos by Abel and his contemporary Johann Adolf Hasse. Abel served as "chamber musician to the King of Poland" in the Dresden court chapel for ten years prior to earning international renown as a soloist and composer in London. In all our selections the gamba occupies the focus as the solo instrument, and the ensemble for the two amply dimensioned arias with soprano, viola da gamba, and accompanying strings is a source of special fascination.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kirche St. Nikolai, Eckernförde (01/19/2014-01/22/2014).



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>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 8/5, WKO 65
  • Performer: Simone Eckert (Treble Vla da gamba)
  • Conductor: Simone Eckert
  • Ensemble: Hamburger Ratsmusik
  • Notes: Kirche St. Nikolai, Eckernförde (01/19/2014-01/22/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Hasse, Johann A. : Didone Abbandonata, opera :: Aria L'Augelletto in lacci stretto
  • Performers: Simone Eckert (Treble Vla da gamba); Dorothee Mields (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Simone Eckert
  • Ensemble: Hamburger Ratsmusik
  • Notes: Kirche St. Nikolai, Eckernförde (01/19/2014-01/22/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Keyboard Concerto in D major, Op. 11/4, WKO 56
  • Performer: Simone Eckert (Treble Vla da gamba)
  • Conductor: Simone Eckert
  • Ensemble: Hamburger Ratsmusik
  • Notes: Kirche St. Nikolai, Eckernförde (01/19/2014-01/22/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Quartet for flute, violin, viola da gamba & cello in B flat major, Op. 8/2, WKO 62
  • Performer: Simone Eckert (Treble Vla da gamba)
  • Conductor: Simone Eckert
  • Ensemble: Hamburger Ratsmusik
  • Notes: Kirche St. Nikolai, Eckernförde (01/19/2014-01/22/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Abel, Carl Friedrich : Frena le belle lagrime, aria for soprano & chamber ensemble (for the pastiche opera "Sifari")
  • Performers: Simone Eckert (Treble Vla da gamba); Dorothee Mields (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Simone Eckert
  • Ensemble: Hamburger Ratsmusik
  • Notes: Kirche St. Nikolai, Eckernförde (01/19/2014-01/22/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical