Label Biber

Biber - Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes - Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor (2015) {Challenge Classics CC72676}

Biber - Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes - Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor (2015) {Challenge Classics CC72676}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 375 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 162 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Challenge Classics | CC72676
Classical / Baroque

Don’t be put off by the title: this is wonderful music, and all the words indicate is that the pieces can be used in church or court… what you get in these 12 sonatas is the music of gesture: sweeping roulades, folksy melodies, plangent fanfares. Fiercely incisive playing from Ars Antiqua, the six strings led by Gunar Letzbor, and unforced accuracy from the trumpets.
Alice Pierot - Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Mysterien Sonaten (2003) 2CD

Alice Pierot - Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Mysterien Sonaten (2003) 2CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 119:41 min | 287 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Alpha Records

This performance by violinst Alice Pierot and Les veilleurs de Nuit is part of a remarkable series from France's Alpha label, pairing mostly Baroque works with paintings of the era. The package for this disc shows an image of Mary awaiting the Annunciation, painted around 1475 by the Neapolitan Antonello da Messina. It's two centuries older than the Biber cycle, and it's quite simple – the painting has nothing of the wildly ornate, extreme, experimental quality of Biber's music, which makes extensive use of scordatura or unorthodox violin tuning.
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.
Jordi Savall - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber - Baroque Splendor (2015) {Alia Vox AVSA9912}

Jordi Savall - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber - Baroque Splendor (2015) {Alia Vox AVSA9912}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 350 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 523 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 Alia Vox | AVSA9912
Classical / Baroque / Choral

Like a great, mysterious nebula, the dazzling Missa Salisburgensis arches over the world of polychoral music by virtue of the exceptional complexity and richness of its means, which are deployed to create a unique expression in sound and space, symbolising with extraordinary exuberance and efficiency all the strength and grandeur of divine power, political and religious power. Shrouded in mystery and regarded by specialists as the Everest of polychoral compositions, this work was discovered by a Salzburg grocer in 1870. At first it was mistakenly attributed to the composer Orazio Benevoli, but now, as Professor Ernst Hintermaier explains (see his accompanying commentary), it is unanimously considered to be among the masterpieces of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, one of the greatest and most talented Austrian composers of the Baroque period.