Gallant Conversations

Viola da Gamba at the Chambers of Royals and Dukes

Thursday 03. 09. 2020 | 19.30 Clementinum, The Mirror Chapel
Mariánské nám. 5, Praha 1


Christian Podbielski (1741–1792)
Sonata A major for viola da gamba & b.c.


Maciej Kamieński (1734–1821)
Andante F major for harpsichord solo


Christian Wilhelm Podbielski (1740–1792)
Sonata G major for viola da gamba & b.c.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1740)
Sonata D major for viola da gamba & harpsichord obligato, BWV 1028


Carl Friedrich Abel (1723–1787)
Sonata F major for harpsichord obligato & violin (arr. for viola da gamba), KW 112
Sonata G major for viola da gamba & b.c., A2:68A


Concert with intermission. Expected end of the concert 21.15.



The concert named Gallant Conversations will be a truly inspiring evening for listeners, not just musically (the music of Johann Sebastian Bach will also be performed together with the music of Christian Podbielski, Maciej Kamieński and Carl Friedrich Abel), but also on a human level, as it will take the form of a marital dialogue, that is to say, a gallant and delicate one... The Polish virtuosos Anna and Krzysztof are connected not only by their passion for music, but also a common surname, Firlus. In a delightful combination of viola da gamba (viol) and harpsichord they will perform many Czech premieres, especially the sonatas of the aforementioned Carl Friedrich Abel, a pupil of the great Bach in Leipzig, which were discovered only recently in the University Library in Poznań. They reveal Abel to have been a virtuoso, imaginative and gallant master composer…


Clementinum, The Mirror Chapel

Mariánské nám. 5, Praha 1

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Partners of the concert

With the kind support of the National Library of the Czech Republic.