Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Violin Sonatas

Lina Tur Bonet; Musica Alchemica

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Format: CD

Cat No: GCD924701

Format Details:

Release Date:  06 May 2022

Label:  Glossa

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8424562247017

Genres:  Classical  Early Music  

  • Description

    Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber is the most dazzling figure among the violin virtuosos of the 17th century, comparable to a Paganini in the 19th, even though Biber did not travel around and spent most of his life permanently employed as a Kapellmeister in Salzburg.

    Biber's pieces are bursting with virtuoso elements, new techniques, bizarreness and endless ingenuity - the stylus phantasticus at the height of the age.

    His collection of violin sonatas, printed in Nuremberg in 1681, became a standard work and spread throughout Europe.

    Lina Tur Bonet has selected four of the eight sonatas for solo violin with basso continuo and added a parthia for two viola d'amore.

    The Spanish violinist Lina Tur Bonet is a pronounced specialist for virtuoso violin music of the early Baroque and has already recorded several CDs with her ensemble Musica Alchemica on the Pan Classics label.

    Her complete recording of Biber's Rosary Sonatas was celebrated by critics and audiences alike, and she received the Diapason d'or in France for her CD "La Bellezza".

    Her two CDs with Vivaldi concertos and sonatas also received great acclaim. Biber's violin sonatas are now her debut on the Glossa label.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Sonata III In F Major
      • 5. Sonata V In E Minor
      • 8. Sonata I In A Major
      • 12. Sonata VI In C Minor
      • 17. Parthia VII In C Minor For 2 Violas D'amore (from: Harmonia Artificioso-ariosa, 1696)