Label Biber

Igor Ruhadze & Ensemble Violini Capricciosi - Biber: Mystery Sonatas (2017)

Igor Ruhadze & Ensemble Violini Capricciosi - Biber: Mystery Sonatas
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, scans | 304:31 min | 1.52 GB
Label: Brilliant Classics - BC 95291 | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Baroque, Violin

This album is the first recording of the complete violin sonatas by Ignaz Franz von Biber. The violin sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704) have come to represent the pinnacle of seventeenth-century violin playing and composition due to their inventiveness and technical difficulty. Biber is especially known for his extensive use of scordatura, the practice of retuning the violin strings of different pitches than those normally used. This music is played with full technical command and imagination by Igor Ruhadze and his Ensemble I Violini Capricciosi, consisting of cello, theorbo, organ and harpsichord. These artists gained international recognition for their staggering recording of the complete works by Pietro Antonio Locatelli.
Vaughan Jones - Vilsmaÿr, Pisendel, Biber: Works for Solo Violin (2015)

Vaughan Jones - Vilsmaÿr, Pisendel, Biber: Works for Solo Violin (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:58:09 | 651 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: First Hand Records | Catalog: FHR38

Violinist Vaughan Jones brings us a fascinating collection of 18th century solo works. Three hundred years after their first publication, Austrian composer Johann Joseph Vilsmayr's Six Partitas for Solo Violin are recorded here in their entirety for the first time. Johann Georg Pisendel was a famous Baroque violinist and composer. His fiendishly difficult Violin Sonata is an unpredictable, tempestuous and capricious work, showing great scope and ambition. To round out the recording, Jones plays the famous Passacaglia by Biber - a somber, moving work and a perfect end to this noteworthy set.
Ariadne Daskalakis, Ensemble Vintage Köln - Biber - The Rosary Sonatas (2015)

Ariadne Daskalakis, Ensemble Vintage Köln - Biber - The Rosary Sonatas (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:12:30 | 768 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2096

Biber's 'Rosary Sonatas' for violin and basso continuo stand alone in the violin literature and in music history, offering a unique combination of programmatic material and the use of scordatura. The cycle consists of fifteen sonatas for violin and basso continuo, and a closing Passacaglia for solo violin, composed c.1687. Through the copper engravings inserted at the head of each sonata in the manuscript depicting key moments in the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary, the music has become associated with the Catholic Mysteries of the Rosary.

Ricercar Consort - Biber: Imitation (2016) {Mirare}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 4, 2017
Ricercar Consort - Biber: Imitation (2016) {Mirare}

Ricercar Consort - Biber: Imitation (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | covers+booklet | 446 mb
Classical, Baroque | Label: Mirare (MIR302)

At the end of the Thirty Years War, the support of the Viennese Imperial Court allowed the emergence of an extraordinarily talented generation of musicians speaking with virtuosity, humour and depth. Schmelzer, Biber and Kerll were at the forefront. For Carnival festivities where music has pride of place they regale us with earthy works that mimic the sounds of nature and everyday life. They also had to meet the taste of Emperor Leopold I, who particularly appreciated imitative counterpoint, and for whom they composed these sonatas which have the power to elevate the soul and spirit.

Ricercar Consort - Biber: Imitation (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 17, 2016
Ricercar Consort - Biber: Imitation (2016) [TR24][OF]

Ricercar Consort - Biber: Imitation
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 69:22 min | 1.48 GB | Front Cover
Label: Mirare (MIR302) | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

At the end of the Thirty Years War, the support of the Viennese Imperial Court allowed the emergence of an extraordinarily talented generation of musicians speaking with virtuosity, humour and depth. Schmelzer, Biber and Kerll were at the forefront. For Carnival festivities where music has pride of place they regale us with earthy works that mimic the sounds of nature and everyday life. They also had to meet the taste of Emperor Leopold I, who particularly appreciated imitative counterpoint, and for whom they composed these sonatas which have the power to elevate the soul and spirit.
Peter Kooij, L'Armonia Son - De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)

De profundis clamavi - German Sacred Cantatas: Weckmann, Biber, Bruhns, Schmelzer, Geist (2006)
Peter Kooij, bass; L'Armonia Sonora; Mieneke van der Velden, direction

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ramée | # RAM 0604 | Time: 01:06:20

This is a gem of a CD. It's a well-chosen, well-performed and well-presented anthology of mid-Baroque German sacred cantatas. Bass Peter Kooij and the seven-person L'Armonia Sonora are directed by gambist Mieneke Van der Velden. They have a close and warm affinity not only with one another, but also for the music; it's music as varied as it's beautiful. Its rich, sustained sonorities will stay with you long after you have finished the uplifting experience of listening to the CD. Released on the enterprising Ramée label De profundis clamavi comprises seven sumptuous examples of the music written in the north German Länder in the period after the Thirty Years War. It's music which not so much 'reflects' that profound conflict, as is 'affected' by it – weighed down with detached regret and unselfconscious resignation.
Biber - Helene Schmitt - Honori XV Sacronem Mysterionem. The Rosary Sonatas (2016) {2CD Aeolus Official Digital Downloads}

Biber - Helene Schmitt - Honori XV Sacronem Mysterionem. The Rosary Sonatas (2016) {2CD Aeolus Official Digital Downloads}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 827 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 343 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Aeolus | AE10256
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Violin

The violinist, Helene Schmitt, manifests herself completely in this new recording for the German label AEOLUS. A genuine accomplishment for the musician. The Rosary Sonatas not only deal with mysteries, they are a mystery themselves. With this violin cycle made up of fifteen sonatas and a solo passacaglia, Biber created one of the most astonishing works of the entire violin repertoire. Famous and even today not completely decrypted in terms of its significance is the assignment of the sonatas to the sacred Christian mysteries.
Biber - Missa Salisburgensis - Musica Antiqua Koeln, Goebel, McCreesh (1998) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Biber - Missa Salisburgensis - Musica Antiqua Koeln, Goebel, McCreesh (1998) {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 310 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Deutsche Grammophon / Archiv Produktion / PolyGram | 457 611-2
Classical / Choral / Baroque

The Missa Salisburgensis for 53 parts in eight separate choirs, often called "the Mahler 8th of the baroque," is by far the most grandiose work composed before the 18th century. Written (by an unnamed composer generally presumed to be Biber) for the 1,100th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Salzburg, it has extravagant scoring reflecting that city's enormous self-regard. This Mass is rarely performed or recorded, and probably not just because of logistical and financial constraints–the work can often seem tedious and overblown. The large number of parts and the reverberant acoustic of Salzburg Cathedral allowed for very little harmonic variety (virtually the entire Mass is in C major) or virtuoso fireworks; the music can make its effects only through variety of instrumental color and sheer massive sound. It is very much to the credit of Paul McCreesh, Reinhard Goebel, and their musicians that the Missa Salisburgensis sounds so engaging here: the grandeur is leavened with plenty of rhythmic snap, and some lighter moments sound tender and almost delicate. Unusually for McCreesh, there are no chants, prayers, or other trappings of a liturgical reconstruction; there are, however, three sumptuous instrumental sonatas and a motet included with the Mass. This may not be the most profound music of the 17th century, but it is surely among the most jubilant.
Biber - Battalia a 10, Requiem a 15 (Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations) [2002]

Biber - Battalia a 10, Requiem a 15 (Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 280.98 MB
Classical | Label: AliaVox | Catalog Number: AV 9825

The Battalia à 10 is played with great style and charm here. I like the use of two theorbos and a harpsichord and organ on the continuo lines. I have several recordings of this work. Savall's approach is a little more polite than Goebel's and a little more atmospheric than Philip Pickett's quite raw sound. I like all of them. Savall's is, perhaps, the most beautiful recording, even though it doesn't take advantage of the musical effects Biber suggests with as much relish as Goebel or Pickett…
Rachel Podger - Biber: Rosary Sonatas (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Rachel Podger - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Rosary Sonatas (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 133:24 minutes | 4,27 GB
ChannelClassics' Studio Master, Digital Download | Digital booklet

Biber's Mystery (or Rosary) Sonatas were originally written to be played during Mass in Salzburg. Set to be recorded in early 2015 and released shortly after by Channel Classics, Rachel will tour a programme of half of the sonatas through 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. Depicting the main stories in the life of Christ, the sonatas are extremely evocative and could be performed in a sacred space using the Stations of the Cross, and/ or include suitable lighting to enhance the performance.