Abel, Carl Friedrich


Basic data

  1. December 23, 1723 in Köthen
  2. June 20, 1787 in London
  3. Gambist, Komponist
  4. Dresden, London


Portrait of Abel by Thomas Gainsborough, 1777 (Source: Wikimedia)
Abel holding his viol, painted by Gainsborough, c. 1765 (Source: Wikimedia)
Opening concert of the Abel Fest at the Spiegelsaal of Schloss Köthen (Source: Wikimedia)
Leonore von Zadow-Reichling and Günter von Zadow (r.) at the concert (Source: Wikimedia)

Biographical information from the WeGA

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