L’edizione Bollati Boringhieri delle Opere di Carl Gustav Jung, l’unica completa e annotata realizzata in Italia, è ora disponibile in edizione digitale completa. …
Abel published quite a few chamber works with flute, meeting the demand for new music by the many gentleman flutists in England. The flute concertos contained here, despite their opus number, were never published, but are found in a manuscript held in Leipzig which can be dated prior to 1759. Stylistically these works have left the Baroque far behind, with regular phrases, simple basses , broad harmonic movement. The melodies make ample use of lombardic rhythms and syncopations and the florid passaggi sparkles with triplets and scalar passages in sixteenths. Though there are occasional harmonic complications which recall Abel's background, the overall tone here is that of the Enlightenment. Who can Abel have written these works for?
Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach’s second son Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788), Mozart said “he is the father, we are the children”. Indeed, Carl Philipp Emanuel is one of the major musical figures of this key period, the turning point between the baroque and classical aesthetics. Although he left a large body of work written for instruments of all kinds, the keyboard was always his favourite. He produced a number of collections for it, featuring numerous sonatas and freestyle works such as fantasias, a genre in which he excelled. Aline Zylberajch and Alice Piérot offer a selection of pieces for both violin and keyboard and solo keyboard, all composed during Carl Philipp Emanuel’s mature years, from the 1760s up until his death.
The music on this funky set is catchy and infectious if a bit lightweight. Guitarist Carl Filipiak is not overly distinctive but he is a versatile player, distorting his tone in spots so as to sound quite natural whether playing some postbop explorations or rockish fusion. The rhythm section is tight and there are some good solos from saxophonists Bob Berg and Dave Fairall (who are on different selections) along the way. The energy and enthusiasm keep one interested.