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Andrew Manze & Richard Egarr - Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 28, 2018
Andrew Manze & Richard Egarr - Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (2016)

Andrew Manze & Richard Egarr - Biber: The Rosary Sonatas (2016)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 670 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 44 | Time: 141:11 min

The 'Rosary' Sonatas are one of the most unusual collections of violin music ever assembled and it is these works on which Biber's present-day fame rests. Calling for a different violin tuning, scordatura, in each of the 15 Sonatas - all played here on the same Amati instrument - the full set is a triumph of Baroque invention and 17th-century virtuoso style. The Gramophone Award-winning partnership of Andrew Manze and Richard Egarr meets this challenge with dazzling results.
Lautten Compagney - Misterio: Biber & Piazzolla (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lautten Compagney - Misterio: Biber & Piazzolla (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:44 minutes | 1.47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The present album brings together works that may appear at first sight to have nothing in common: “serious” music and “light” music, Baroque music with an unequivocally Christian point of reference and 20th-century music that can trace its origins to street music: sonatas on the one hand and dance music on the other.

Lautten Compagney - Misterio: Biber & Piazzolla (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 23, 2018
Lautten Compagney - Misterio: Biber & Piazzolla (2018)

Lautten Compagney - Misterio: Biber & Piazzolla (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 389 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:49
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi invites you to listen to the next album by Lautten Compagney. This time, the artists' attention was directed towards the works of Heinrich Franz Biber and Astor Piazzolla. This clash of two musical worlds: Biber's rosary sonata - composed for rosary services that took place in October, were interwoven with the perfect masterpieces of the "nuevo tango" master. All works are performed on historical instruments, the sound of which allows the rediscovery of the musical world of Piazzolla.
The Purcell Quartet, Elizabeth Wallfisch - Biber: Harmonia artificioso-ariosa (1994) (Repost)

The Purcell Quartet, Elizabeth Wallfisch - Biber: Harmonia artificioso-ariosa (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 90:21 | 451 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: CHAN 0575/6

The seven partitas of Harmonia Artificiosa-Ariosa contain some of Biber’s finest chamber music outside of the Mystery Sonatas. They are consistently inventive and delightful. Especially noteworthy is the extended No. 7 in C minor with its lovely Arietta, actually more of a passacaglia/chaconne. No.3 ends with a chaconne structured as a canon in unison over a popular Italian bass line. This is so similar in concept to Pachelbel’s ubiquitous canon that you can’t help wondering if one of them took a cue from the other. Certainly, if wrested from obscurity, Biber’s might give Pachelbel’s a run for its money.
St. Florianer Sangerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor - Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus (2017)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Missa Alleluja; Nisi Dominus etc (2017)
St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria; Gunar Letzbor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Accent | # ACC24325 | Time: 00:59:08

Several masses with large orchestration attest to the outstanding compositional skills of the Salzburg master Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) in coping with large ensembles. As usual in Salzburg, Biber expects polychoral performances. The church music at the Salzburg cathedral drew its orientation from the performance practice in Venice. The Missa Alleluia was probably composed after 1690 and certainly before 1698, because a manuscript was made in Kremsmunster that year. The original score and sheets from Salzburg are lost. Excellent copies have been preserved at the Upper Austrian abbey at Kremsmunster: they serve as a basis for the present recording. Biber has fully exploited the possibilities of Baroque Instrumentation in the Missa Alleluia: a chorus with 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors and 2 bass voices grants him a large number of combinations of voices and thus constant change of timbre. The strings choir also has six parts, with both violins often conducted virtuosically. A chorus with 3 trumpets and 2 cornetti is even surpassed in tonal mass by the chorus composed of 2 clarini, 4 trumpets, and timpani. This large number of trumpets emphasizes the cheerful character of the work and is very luxurious by Austrian standards.
Bizzarrie Armoniche, Ricardo Minasi - Biber: Rosenkranz Sonaten (2008)

Bizzarrie Armoniche, Ricardo Minasi - Biber: Rosenkranz Sonaten (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:04:58 | 723 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arts Music | Catalog: 47735-8

Here is something unusual among the growing number of recordings of Heinrich von Biber's Rosary Sonatas; in Arts two-disc SACD set featuring violinist Riccardo Minasi and Bizzarrie Armoniche, Biber's set of 15 Sonatas realized with a full, Italian style continuo and Italian violin ornamentation. The accepted standard, for decades, was continuo realization with organ alone, and eventually the notion of a cello or theorbo joining the band gained acceptance.
Ensemble la Tempesta, Patrick Bismuth - Biber: Les Sonates du Rosaire (2003)

Ensemble la Tempesta, Patrick Bismuth - Biber: Les Sonates du Rosaire (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:58:14 | 723 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territories | Catalog: ZZT040801-2

Just a generation ago, Heinrich von Biber's Rosary (or "Mystery") Sonatas were looked upon as ultra-rare repertoire, the sort of thing a Classical record collector would have to go out of his/her way to obtain on recordings. It appears that by now anyone who plays Baroque violin music to any degree of seriousness has had contact with Biber's sonatas, and there are no less than 20 complete or near complete recordings of Rosary Sonatas available.
Il Giardino Armonico: Bach, Biber, Corelli, Locke, Monteverdi, Rossi, Vivaldi (11CDs) [2006]

Il Giardino Armonico: Bach, Biber, Corelli, Locke, Monteverdi, Rossi, Vivaldi (11CDs) [2006]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.21 Gb | Total time: 11h 17' 57'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 2564 63264-2 | Recorded: 1991-2000

For fans of Il Giardino Armonico's flamboyant flourishes and exuberant expressiveness, it's like having all your birthdays at once, being presented with this great Warner Classics 11 CD set. My own feeling is that this "free" approach to Baroque music is at its best when applied to the theatrical music of disc 8 or the seventeenth century Italian music on disc 1. The showmanship and playfulness is an absolute joy in many of those pieces. I'm less satisfied with the interpretations of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, (on discs 10 and 11), which require a different approach, I feel. I like my Bach to be a little more measured and subtle, I suppose. It has no need of the Il Giardino Armonico treatment. On the whole, though, I do love this set and wouldn't be without it.

Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on: A tribute to Douglas Biber  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Sept. 29, 2017
Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on: A tribute to Douglas Biber

Tony Berber Sardinha, Marcia Veirano Pinto, "Multi-Dimensional Analysis, 25 years on: A tribute to Douglas Biber"
2014 | pages: 367 | ISBN: 9027203687 | PDF | 4,2 mb
Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Biber: Battalia a 10; Requiem a 15 in Concerto (2002)

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Biber: Battalia à 10; Requiem à 15 in Concerto (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 57:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: AliaVox | # AV 9825 | Recorded: 1999

Biber's grand Requiem in A Major was probably written for the funeral of his employer, Archbishop Maximilian of Salzburg. It is a celebratory piece, with trumpets (and timpani added by Savall) and rich orchestration, quite suitable for a heavenbound soul. The quieter moments ("Sanctus") are just as effective as the big ones ("Dies irae"). The CD's opener, a 13-minute "Battalia" for instruments only, is amazingly colorful and contains some weird, entertaining dissonances. The performances by La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations are ideal. Biber seems to be coming into his own lately, and the recent CDs devoted to his work are very exciting. He was apparently a virtuoso who enjoyed making big statements; they deserve to be heard. Lovers of "high Baroque" music will be moved and delighted.
–Robert Levine