Abel, Carl Friedrich (1732–1787):
Prussian Symphony No. 4–6


Product no.: G370

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WKO 40, 41, 43, for 2 oboes, 2 horns and strings, edited by Günter von Zadow. The Symphony No. 4 is a Sinfonia Concertante with obligato oboe, violin and violoncello. Symphony Nr. 6 need additionally 2 flutes. Abel wrote a total of 46 symphonies, 40 of which appeared in print in the 18th century. The six late symphonies, which were not printed at the time, are the subject of this publication. Michael O'Loghlin writes in his introduction: "Mozart copied Abel’s Symphony in E flat, op. 7 no. 6, which was long thought to be Mozart's own work. Abel’s style shows surprising similarities to Mozart’s: above all, the apparently endless resource of charming melodies. With their skilful use of passing dissonances, many of Abel’s melodies are quite similar to Mozart’s. . . . Like any significant composer, Abel has some aspects in common with his contemporaries, and some which are uniquely his own; and all of them are well worth finding and enjoying." Set of parts: strings each 2 x, except viola 1 x – Additional string parts on request. Edition Güntersberg



Overview of all parts of this title:

Score Prussian Symphony No. 1–3 • G369
Score Prussian Symphony No. 4–6 • G370
Set of parts Symphony No. 1 • G371
Set of parts Symphony No. 2 • G372
Set of parts Symphony No. 3 • G373
Set of parts Symphony No. 4 • G374
Set of parts Symphony No. 5 • G375
Set of parts Symphony No. 6 • G376
Piano reduction Symphony No. 4 with Soli • G377