Exhibitions and events
Mr Abel's Fine Airs & Mr Sterne's Fine Writings
19:30 Coxwold Church
The recital will concentrate on viola da gamba music of the 18th century composed by Carl Friedrich Abel.
Pieces will be selected and performed appropriate to the mood and the occasion. The recital will be an improvisation to the Story of Le Fever from Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy.
Both Sterne (who played the gamba) and Abel were exponents of sensibility and in one of the composer's obituaries it is recorded: The death of Abel occasions a great loss to the musical world. Sensibility is the prevailing and beautiful characteristic of his compositions. He was the Sterne of Music - the one wrote and the other composed to the soul.
'Abel's pieces are reminiscent of J S Bach's solo cello suites, so if you like them then you'll like these... (BBC)
Tickets £10 per person.
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Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund.