Music for Gainsborough


The paintings of Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) constitute one of the most poignant and evocative icons of Georgian England; he painted supremely accomplished portraits of a wide social spectrum, and landscapes which capture the verdancy of England prior to the Stygian advance of the Industrial Revolution.

Gainsborough’s own creativity sought expression in music as much as in painting, which was unusual in an age when musical ability was mainly considered the preserve of the ladies.

For this musical tribute to Gainsborough, we have gathered together pieces by several of his friends; Abel, J.C. Bach, Giardini, Linley & Straube.

Played with impeccable good taste – Gramophone

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Charivari Agréable

RELEASE DATE: 27/06/2000
BARCODE: 635212002629

Sonata no. 1 in G major

C. F. Abel

1. Allegretto

2. Adagio

3. Allegro

4. Trust me wou’d you taste true pleasure J. C. Bach

5. “In diesen heil’gen Hallen” Anon 

6. I will never vow truth at the feet fair T. Linley 

7. Vivace C. F. Abel

8. If thy too cruel bow be bent T. Linley 

9. Fantasie R. Straube

10. Windsor Forest R. Straube

11. Allegro R. Straube 

12. The Lass of Peatie’s Mill R. Straube 

13. Hornpipe R. Straube

14. Menuet I & II R. Straube 

15. Andante from Sonata Op. 13/2 F. de Giardini 

Sonata Op. 17/5 in A major

J. C. Bach

16. Allegro

17. Presto

18. Adagio fom Sonata I R. Straube

19. Ah could you possibly know T. Linley

Sonata in G major WKO 147

C. F. Abel

20. Allegro moderato

21. Adagio

22. Rondeau

23. Romance / Majeur

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