»Exquisite Delight« awaits the listener on Viktor Töpelmann’s new solo album with viol music by Carl Friedrich Abel (1723–1787), Franz Xaver Hammer (1740–1817) und Andreas Lidl (c1750 – before 1788). Virtuoso Allegros, sentimental Adagios and dancing Minuets come to life in Viktor Töpelmann’s interpretation of sonatas and solo music from this last bloom of viol music in the late 18th century. He plays an original bass viol by Barak Norman (London 1722) and he is accompanied by the cellist Gerhart Darmstadt.
Viktor Töpelmann, viola da gamba
Gerhart Darmstadt, baroque cello
Carpe Diem Records 2023
With this recording Viktor Töpelmann and Daniela Niedhammer present an equally creative as historically informed re-imagination of music for viola da gamba and organ from 17th-century Austria – performed on two outstanding historical instruments of the time and place.
»Harmonice Mundi« contains viol music by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, August Kühnel, Gottfried Finger and Johann Schenck and organ works by Johann Caspar Kerll and Georg Muffat.
Viktor Töpelmann, Viola da gamba
Daniela Niedhammer, Orgel
Carpe Diem Records 2021
Participation as cellist and viol-player (selection)