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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber

Franz von Biber, he might as well be called 'the Jimi Hendrix of the 17th century'. His virtuosity on violin was unprecedented, and he combined this with a passion for experimentation which is just as remarkable. With his violin skills, Biber's social status quickly improved. After working as the 'musician in residence' for the bishop of Olmütz, he consecutively worked for the archbishop of Salzburg and, as a kapellmeister, for Emperor Leopold I. Biber was a religious man, and it can't be a coincidence both his daughters (he also had two sons) lived in a monastery. 

Biber composed both instrumental als vocal music. The pinnacles of his body of works are undoubtedly his Rosary Sonatas and his Missa Salisburgensis. The former shows Biber's virtuosity as a compositional art; the latter shows, with its enourmous instrumentation, the capabilities of Biber as a grandiose composer. 

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6 Partitas for Solo Violin

6 Partitas for Solo Violin

Vaughan Jones

Johann Joseph Vilsmaÿr, Johann Georg Pisendel, Franz von Biber
Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes

Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes

Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor

Franz von Biber
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Jean-Louis Matinier / Marco Ambrosini

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz/Bach, Johann Sebastian/Marco Ambrosini/Jean-Louis Matinier/Pergolese
Biber | Bartók | Berio | Bach

Biber | Bartók | Berio | Bach

Liza Ferschtman

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Béla Bartók, Luciano Berio, Johann Sebastian Bach
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