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Title: Violin Sonatas
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber; Romanesca (Instrumental group); Andrew Manze; Nigel Northe; John Toll
Código CDU: Bib.02
Forma Musical: Sonatas (Violin and continuo) Passacaglias (Lute) Passacaglias (Violin)
Abstract: Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber may have been the finest violinist of the seventeenth century. He was also a highly innovative composer whose works—most notably his sonatas for violin—are gaining new prominence in the performing repertory. Biber was born in the Bohemian town of Wartenberg (now in the Czech Republic). Little is known of his background or education, although he is believed to have studied in Vienna with the eminent German violinist Johann Heinrich Schmelzer. He began his career playing violin and gamba in the aristocratic courts of Moravia, and is known to have assumed a post in the band belonging to Count Karl of Liechtenstein-Castelcorno at Kromeriz. In 1670, he abandoned this position without permission, and joined the Kapelle in Salzburg, being named Kapellmeister there in 1684. His brilliance and virtuosity on the violin made Biber one of the most renowned soloists in Europe, and in 1690 Emperor Leopold I added the aristocratic prefix "von" to his name. He died at ...


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1. Sonata I- (Praeludium)- Presto.mp3 4:18 5.892Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
2. Sonata I- Variatio-Finale.mp3 7:07 9.765Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
3. Sonata II- ( ... Aria e Variatio-Finale.wav 8:56 90.25Mb WAV audio Wav
4. Sonata III- (Praeludium)-Aria e Variatio.mp3 7:45 10.63Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
5. Sonata III- Variatio.mp3 5:08 7.045Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
6. Sonata IV- (Sonata)- Gigue.mp3 4:08 5.679Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
7. Sonata IV- Adagio-Aria e Variatio-Finale.mp3 8:21 11.44Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
8. Passacaglia for solo lute.wav 6:36 66.57Mb WAV audio Wav
9. Sonata Representativa- Allegro.mp3 1:57 2.679Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
Sonata I- Completo.wav 11:21 114.5Mb WAV audio Wav
Sonata III- Completo.wav 12:50 129.4Mb WAV audio Wav
Sonata IV- Completo.wav 12:26 125.5Mb WAV audio Wav
Sonata Representativa- Completo.wav 12:57 130.7Mb WAV audio Wav
1. Sonata V- (Praeludium).mp3 2:44 3.763Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
2. Sonata V- Variatio-Presto.mp3 5:21 7.342Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
3. Sonata V- Aria e Variatio.mp3 3:25 4.698Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
4. Sonata VI- (Sonata)-Passacagli.mp3 6:09 8.434Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
5. Sonata VI- (Sonata)-Gavotte-(Finale).mp3 8:21 11.45Mb MPEG Audio Mp3
6-7. Sonata VII-Completo.wav 10:55 110.2Mb WAV audio Wav
8-9. Sonata VIII- Completo.wav 9:07 92.08Mb WAV audio Wav
10. Sonata 'La Pastorella'.wav 4:37 46.57Mb WAV audio Wav
11. Passagalia for solo violin.wav 9:59 100.8Mb WAV audio Wav
Sonata V- Completo.wav 11:25 115.1Mb WAV audio Wav
Sonata VI- Completo.wav 14:27 145.8Mb WAV audio Wav

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