If you love everything that’s weird and wonderful about early violin music, these recordings are for you. Andrew Manze is surely the most knowledgeable and. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Violin Sonatas – Romanesca on AllMusic – Heinrich Ignaz Franz von BIBER () The Complete Violin Sonatas Igor Ruhadze (solo violin) Ensemble Violini Capricciosi rec. Westvestkerk.

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The sonatas, composed aroundwere not published untilalthough they were well known before their publication due to their technical demands. Biber remained in Salzburg for the rest of his life. In summer Karl II sent Biber to Absamnear Innsbruckto negotiate with the celebrated instrument maker Jacob Stainer for the purchase of new instruments for the Kapelle.

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This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Find out more about page archiving. It’s a real meeting of minds. Austria’s Heinrich Ignaz von Biber was a brilliant, iconoclastic violinist donatas composer of the late seventeenth century, hardly known 25 years ago but now the recipient of attention from violinists and casual listeners alike.

This set is a real winner when it comes to less known sonatas.

Find out more about our use of this data. During the latter half of the 17th century Biber was, together with the composers of the Dresden school Johann Jakob Walther and Johann Paul von Westhoffregarded as one of the best and most influential violinists in Europe.

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No other chamber works by Biber use such devices, and the only other pieces to use scordatura are two of the sonatas included in Sonatae violino solo of Release Date August 16, Mensa sonora is a set of six partitas for one or two violins, viola, cello, and basso continuo, and Fidicinium sacro profanum comprises twelve sonatas for one or two violins, two violas, and continuo. Anna Magdalena was an alto singer and a violinist, and in became director of the choir and the Kapelle of the Abbey.

Dramma musicale in three acts C. The composer was married on 30 May at the Bishop’s summer residence, Hellbrunn Palacejust outside Salzburg. To me, this helps emphasise the pastoral element of the music.

Sonatae tam aris contains sonatas in five, six or eight parts; some of them only use string instruments, some include one or two trumpets.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Biber died in Salzburg inand his grave is located in Petersfriedhof.

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An sonatss setting of the mass for sixteen voices and 37 instrumentalists i. That collection comprises eight sonatas for violin and basso continuo, all noted already by Charles Burney in the late 18th century, for the brilliant virtuosic passages and elaborate structures.

Steck ‘s readings are technically unimpeachable, and his feel for the role violin textures play in Biber ‘s music is enough to recommend this disc. It comprises sixteen pieces: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

8 Violin Sonatas, C 138-145 (Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von)

If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page. Biber was one of the most important composers for the violin in the history of the instrument.

Unlike in the Rosary SonatasBiber only employs the technique of scordatura. Unlike most composers for the violin, Biber did not limit himself to music for the instrument.


This is a useful set and one which I am happy to welcome onto my CD shelves. Follow us on Twitter.

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It contains seven partitas for two instruments and basso continuo: This sonata could possibly be attributed to Bertali except that the violin passages are sometimes more fanciful than any other in Bertali’s works.

One of the most enjoyable. The instrumentation includes not only string ensembles, but sonatae oboescornettstrumpetsand timpani.

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See what you will get. All in all, these CDs viplin a wonderful trip around the world of Baroque music and ideas, in all their diversity, and are a real treasure. Finally, much of Biber’s music employs various forms of number symbolismaffektenprogrammatic devices, etc. Tracklistings come from MusicBrainz. I know well the second sonata of the four, La Pastorella, which appears on the Romanesca set.

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Find out more about our use of this dataand also our policy on profanity Find out more about our use of this data. The finest we have had in years. The entire set has been recorded by numerous violinists such as John HollowayAndrew Manzeand many others.

He was also a prolific composer of sacred vocal works: Sonata 15 is famous for one of its biver, which matches the theme of Paganini ‘s Caprice No. Many of those were polychoral and employing large instrumental forces, inspired by the possibilities of the spacious interior of the Salzburg Cathedral.