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Thoroughbass presents
The Bach-Abel London Series

Saturday 9th March, 4:00pm

“The small is great when it is written naturally…” Leopold Mozart of J.C. Bach

Diana Weston - Artistic Director/harpsichord
Shaun Ng - viola da gamba
Stephen Freeman - violin
Shaun Warden - violin

Bach’s youngest son Johann Christian made a successful career for himself for over 20 years in London, most of that in partnership with his compatriot the viola da gambist Carl Friedrich Abel. Together they ran a subscription series numbering about 15 concerts a year. The fodder for this was provided by themselves and their colleagues in the form of symphonias, concertos, songs and chamber works. Taking into account the taste of an English public eager to hear the latest, Christian produced music of an exceptionally lyrical kind – far removed from his revered father’s learned style, while Abel was no slouch in contributing beautiful works of his own.

Sample some of this delightful easy-to-listen-to music so admired by Mozart as we present a selection for two violins, viola da gamba and keyboard – a sonata for gamba and continuo, a quartet for violins and gamba, and some fantasias for gamba by Abel, together with an unusual sonata for keyboard with violin accompaniment, a quartet for two violins and gamba, and a concerto for harpsichord and strings by Johann Christian dedicated to ‘the Queen of Great Britain’.

Tickets: $30 - $35
Purchase by phoning 0411 375 821, at the door, or online here


Find the Rose Room


The best route by car travelling south from Bowral is:
  1. Take the left branch at the roundabout south of the town off Moss Vale Rd onto Kangaloon Rd
  2. After 2km, turn right at the large roundabout onto Eridge Park Rd
  3. After 300m, take first right onto Sunninghill Ave
  4. The driveway entrance is marked by two white posts 600m along Sunninghill Ave
  5. 200m up the driveway, The Rose Room is the first building on the left
If driving north from Moss Value:
  1. Take the right turn off Moss Valde Rd onto Eridge Park Rd
  2. After 3km, turn left onto Sunninghill Ave
  3. The driveway entrance is marked by two white posts 600m along Sunninghill Ave
  4. 200m up the driveway, The Rose Room is the first building on the left

Janet Ninio
51F Sunninghill Ave
Burraddoo NSW

02 4861 2664
Email Janet

The Rose Room has a Steinway piano available, seating for 50 guests and up to 8 performers.

Janet can also prepare a sumptuous afternoon tea for guests and artists.