C.F. Abel, Two Berlin Sonatas for viola da gamba and bass, A2.7 and A2.8
These sonatas are among the most valued works by Abel for viola da gamba. They are rather different from his other chamber works, and show that he was able to absorb and creatively reproduce some elements of the specific Berlin style (sequence of movements, slow - fast - fast, appogiaturas). Abels bass lines are strong and purpose fully melodic, and a chordal continuo instrument is not required.
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow.