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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He also excelled at counterpoint, frequently writing fully polyphonic textures, with much use of multiple stops. One of the finest versions.

His performance stands up well next to that of Romanesca. Dramma musicale in three acts C. Some items to consider. His Mystery Sonatas collectively depict the Passion story through the unique device of scordatura, or retuning of the violin, which forces the instrument into strange, unearthly textures and moods.

Missa quadragesimalis is a simple a cappella wonatas with only a continuo part provided for four voices, as is the Stabat Mater. 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. Sinfonie Concertanti for two flutes and orchestra. The notes, as well as the ideas, flow like water in these kaleidoscopic works, but also show that Biber was capable of music of great beauty and reflection as well as vviolin.

Find out more about our use of this data. You can also use this FreeFind but it is not so comprehensive. This set is a real winner when viklin comes to less known sonatas.


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

Andrew Manze is surely the most knowledgeable and talented baroque violinist around today, and in his hands what he describes as Biber’s “unpredictability” and constant bober inventiveness magically spring to life.

Biber’s violin music was possibly influenced, on one hand, by the Italian tradition of Marco Uccellini and Carlo Farinaand on the other, by the then-nascent German polyphonic tradition as exemplified by Johann Heinrich Schmelzerwho may have been Biber’s teacher. Together they had 11 children, four of whom survived to adulthood. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Find out more about our use of this dataand also our policy on profanity Find out more about our use of this data. Many of those were polychoral and employing large instrumental forces, inspired by the possibilities of the spacious interior of the Salzburg Cathedral.

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. Among the polychoral works, Missa Salisburgensis sonatws the best known. Unlike in the Rosary SonatasBiber only employs the technique of scordatura.

The composer was married on 30 May at the Bishop’s summer residence, Hellbrunn Palacejust outside Salzburg. His musical and social careers flourished: Igor Ruhadze, on the other hand, offers what could be described as a safe performance. The second work in which Biber explored scordatura techniques is Harmonia artificioso-ariosahis last known published collection of instrumental music.


Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber – Wikipedia

To me, this helps emphasise the pastoral element of the music. Although Biber is best known for the massive polychoral works, he was also capable of writing for smaller forces.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. Only the first and the last pieces use normal tuning; all others employ some form of scordatura:. The instrumentation includes not only string ensembles, but also oboescornettstrumpetsand timpani. In sonnatas Karl II sent Biber to Absamnear Innsbruckto negotiate with the celebrated instrument maker Jacob Soonatas for the purchase of new instruments for the Kapelle.

However, it is the inclusion of Sonata in A and the four Violin Sonatas Minoritenkonvent that sets this collection apart from the rest.

Sonatae tam aris contains sonatas in five, six or eight parts; some of them only use string instruments, some include one or two trumpets. It made me interested to see how he tackled Biber’s sonatas. Biber apparently enjoyed a good reputation, and his violin playing skills were very highly regarded.

Six of the partitas require scordatura tunings, including those for viola and two violas d’amore; Biber utilises the full potential of the technique, including all possibilities for complex polyphony: