Four inventive and engaging three-movement Concertos by Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-87) featuring the cello, two are first recordings – the same two also spotlight an oboe, the admirable Christoph Hartmann, and the scoring includes a pair of horns – all four making for diverting listening, whether exhilaratingly fast (rhythmically buoyant) or expressively slow (poetic), always thoroughly likeable, with Bruno Delepelaire (of the Berlin Philharmonic, http://www.colinscolumn.com/berliner-philharmoniker-tugan-sokhiev-conducts-carnival-overture-and-selections-from-swan-lake-and-bruno-delepelaire-plays-lalos-cello-concerto-live-digital-concert-hall-webcast/) as the superb soloist – easeful and communicative playing, lovely and varied tone, shapely phrasing – backed by the dynamic Berliner Barock Solisten, led & directed by Kristof Polonek, and captured in first-rate, well-balanced sound, the harpsichord always audible. Hänssler Classic CD HC22022.