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The Spirit of Gambo
A viola da gamba may appear as a peculiar blend – played with a bow, yet possessing seven strings and frets like a guitar. However, the viola da gamba has ancient roots; for 500 years, it has enchanted its listeners, continuing to captivate with its beautiful resonance to this day.
During the Baroque era, it became evident: the viola da gamba’s sound was unique in its ability to guide emotions to the listener’s heart. Thus, the viola da gamba assumed many impactful roles! Marais, the court gambist in Versailles, composed heavenly melodies that take listeners on a journey between dreams and reality. Here, the viola da gamba becomes a delightful storyteller. In Bach’s passions, it gently conveys the most heart-wrenching messages. However, one should not believe that the viola da gamba lacks temperament! Forqueray presented another side – raw and powerful is his music, and devilish was his playing. Captain Hume used the viola da gamba as a conduit for his humor and mood. The Spirit of Gambo has countless faces… Yet, the wonderful viola da gamba had a weakness – its weakness! The more powerful cello took over the viola da gamba’s place. Thus, it fell into oblivion.
A sparkling solo recital full of virtuosity, joy, and melancholy.
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