Hanna Thiel

Hanna Thiel

Spirit of Gambo - a crackling baroque program full of virtuosity, joy and melancholy.

A gamba may seem like a strange mix - it is played with a string, but has seven strings and bands like a guitar. But the vulture has old roots! For 500 years it has enchanted its listeners and even today it melts the icy senses.

In the Baroque period, it was clear: the sound of the gamban was unique in directing emotions to the listener's heart. So the gamba got many effective roles!

Marais, the court gambler in Versailles, wrote celestial melodies that take listeners on a journey between dream and reality. Here, the gamba becomes a delightful narrator.

In Bach's passions, it mildly presents the most heartbreaking commandments.

However, one should not think that the vulture lacks temperament! Forqueray presented another side - raw and powerful is his music and devilish was his playing.

Captain Hume used the gamban as a mouthpiece for his humor and mood.

The Spirit of Gambo has countless faces…

But the wonderful gamba also had a weakness - its weakness! The more powerful cello took the place of the gamban. Then the vulture fell into oblivion.

A crackling baroque program full of virtuosity, joy and melancholy - completely solo or with lute accompaniment.