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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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Yet another area in which Biber made a substantial contribution was the art of scordaturai. Voilin second work in which Biber explored scordatura techniques is Harmonia artificioso-ariosahis last known published collection of instrumental music. For out and out eccentricity, though, the Sonata Representativa wins violih down, with its incredible creature impersonations including an amazing violinistic impression of a cat meouwing and a Musketeer’s March which Manze and company capture with an abandoned mixture of Eastern exoticism and more than a hint of blue grass!

It comprises sixteen pieces: To me, this helps emphasise the pastoral element of the music. It adopts quicker tempi overall, but there is a greater sense of articulation between the differing sections and emotions of the sonatas. The music is fearsomely difficult to play, uses scordatura, and forges structural details out of the sounds of a stretched-to-the-breaking-point violin and violinist in an extremely compelling way.

Sonata 15 is famous for one of its themes, which matches the theme of Paganini ‘s Caprice No.

Find out more about page archiving. Although Biber is best known for the massive polychoral works, he was also capable of writing for smaller forces. Support us financially by purchasing this from. Bertali wrote a number of similar sonatas for exactly the same scoring.

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


Sknatas other projects Wikimedia Commons. This sonata could possibly be attributed to Bertali except that the violin passages are sometimes more fanciful than any other in Bertali’s works.

Sonata Representativa has rightly become widely known, and here I do prefer Romanesca’s performance to Ruhadze’s. It may not be my first choice, especially in the Rosary Sonatas. Views Read Edit View history. Andrew Manze is surely the most spnatas and talented baroque violinist around today, and in his hands what he describes as Biber’s “unpredictability” and constant musical inventiveness magically spring to life.

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He seems to have been even more highly valued as a composer in his day though, and it’s thanks to the extraordinary music he wrote for the violin that we can build up a vivid picture of the heights to which he took the art of violin playing at that time. Biber was something of a 17th century Paganini, a formidably talented and innovative violinist. The sad fact that much of Biber’s music is still oddly overlooked makes this excellent 2-CD set by Romanesca a fiolin treat, particularly as it features all eight of Biber’s violin sonatas from recorded in their entirety for the first time.

IL Carnevale di Venezia Clarinet with orchestra. It is the slowest of the three that I know, but this does not tell the whole story. This set is a real winner when it comes to less known sonatas. His performance is well articulated and he is well supported, while his control during the final Passagalia is first-rate. You can add or edit information about Violin Sonatas at musicbrainz.

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. Eonatas first dates from c. It’s a real meeting of minds.


Some items to consider Brahms Symphony 4 Dvorak Symphony 9. List of works [13]. I am glad to say that, whilst it may not be my first vilin in this fine music, Ruhadze does turn in a good performance, one which in many ways can be recommended. Some items to consider. 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.

All in all, these CDs offer a wonderful trip around the world of Baroque music and ideas, in all their diversity, and are a real treasure.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Violin Sonatas

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Andrew Manze is surely the most talented baroque violinist around today, and in his If you love everything that’s weird and wonderful about early violin music, these recordings are for you.

Sinfonie Concertanti for two flutes and orchestra. You can also use this FreeFind but it is not so comprehensive.

The final piece The Guardian Angel takes the form, and sometimes the title, of a Passagalia. However, soon after his soantas, German violinists started following the style of Arcangelo Corelli and his imitators.

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 is often regarded as one of the earliest pieces of music composed for the solo violin. Austria’s Heinrich Ignaz von Biber was a brilliant, iconoclastic violinist and composer of the late seventeenth century, hardly known 25 years ago but now the recipient of attention from violinists and casual listeners alike.

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