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Bach-Abel Concerts

Lucie Skeaping is joined by music historian Simon Heighes to discuss a famous concert series which illuminated London's concert life after the death of Handel.

The Bach-Abel Concerts. Lucie Skeaping talks to the music historian, Simon Heighes about a famous concert series which began two hundred and fifty years ago this year and which lit up London's concert life following the death of Handel. The Bach-Abel series continued for thirty years and with it J.C Bach and his compatriot, Carl Friedrich Abel introduced their opera and concert arias, symphonies and keyboard works to Georgian London.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 27 Aug 2017 14:00

Music Played

  • Carl Friedrich Abel

    String Quartet in A major (Op.8 no.5): Allegro

    Performer: The Salomon Quartet.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Quintet in D major (Op.22 no.1): Andantino

    Performer: The English Concert.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    'Infelice! In van m'affanno' from 'La Clemenza di Scipione'

    Performer: Das Kleine Konzert. Performer: Hermann Max. Performer: Linda Perillo.
    • CPO.
  • Carl Friedrich Abel

    Symphony in A major (Op.10 no.6): Andante

    Performer: Michael Schneider. Performer: La Stagione Frankfurt.
    • CPO.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Piano Concerto in G major (Op.7 no.6): Allegretto

    Performer: David Owen Norris. Performer: Sonnerie.
    • AVIE.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Concert Aria & Recitative 'Ebben si vada'

    Performer: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie. Performer: Philippe Jaroussky. Performer: Jérémie Rhorer.
  • Carl Friedrich Abel

    Viola da gamba solos: Adagio & Allegro

    Performer: Susanne Heinrich.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony in E flat (Op.18 no.1): Spiritoso

    Performer: Academy of Ancient Music. Performer: Simon Standage.
    • CHANDOS.