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HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ VON BIBER  

(1644 - 1704)

The Bohemian virtuoso violinist and composer Heinrich Biber spent the last 24 years of his life at the court of the Archbishop of Salzburg, after earlier service with the Prince-Bishop of Olmütz.

Instrumental Music

Among a number of interesting compositions are Biber’s 15 Rosary Sonatas for violin and basso continuo (with an unaccompanied violin Passacaglia), and the curious Battalia for string orchestra, with its imitation gunfire and drunken soldiers. In the sonatas, and in his Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa for a small group of instruments, he makes considerable use of scordatura, with the violin retuned to provide different sonorities and unusual chordal effects.

Choral Music

Biber also provided sacred music for liturgical use, adding to an achievement that marks him as one of the most outstanding Austrian composers of his time.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BACH, J.S.: Violin Sonata No. 1 / Partita No. 2 / PISENDEL: Violin Sonata Cedille
CDR90000-078
Instrumental
BAROQUE TRUMPET GALA - BIBER, H.I.F. von / TELEMANN, G.P. / HANDEL, G.F. / VIVALDI, A. / ENDLER, J.S. / STOLZEL, G.H. (Friedrich) Capriccio
C71107
Chamber Music
BIBER, H.I.F. von: Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas (Lyriarte) Oehms Classics
OC514
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
BIBER, H.I.F. von: Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas (S.-L. Kaakinen-Pilch, Battalia) Ondine
ODE1243-2D
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
BIBER, H.I.F. von: Mystery Sonatas (Wedman) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92127
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
Biber, H.I.F.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 3, 5, 6 / BERIO, L.: 34 Duets (excerpts) / Sequenza VIII (Arditti, Lyriarte) Oehms Classics
OC611
Chamber Music
BIBER: Balletti and Sonatas for Trumpets and and Strings Oehms Classics
OC515
Chamber Music
BIBER: Chamber Music BIS
BIS-CD-608
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - EIKE, B. / HOLBORNE, A. / DOWLAND, J. / BIBER, H.I.F. von / BUXTEHUDE, D. (The Image of Melancholy) (Eike) BIS
BIS-2057
Chamber Music
Chamber Music (17th-18th Centuries) - FISCHER, J. / TELEMANN, G.P. / FUX, J.J. / MARAIS, M. / SCHMELZER, J.H. (Berliner Barock Compagney) Capriccio
C10502
Chamber Music
CHRISTMAS MUSIC - Weihnachten Am Munchner Hof (Lotter) Oehms Classics
OC771
Chamber Music
CHRISTMAS SONGS (In dulci jubilo) (Lautten Compagney, Kohler) Capriccio
C10490
Chamber Music
DIABELLI / SPEER / BIBER / KELLER : Courtly Trumpet Ensemble Music BIS
BIS-CD-217
Chamber Music
FIORI MUSICALI TRIBERG, Vols. 1-6 Solo Musica
SM190
Chamber Music
Imperial Fanfares Naxos
8.555879
Orchestral
ROY, B.: Calcutta Sunrise / GUPTA, R.V.: Raga Jaunpuri / HARBISON, J.: 4 Songs of Solitude (Suryodaya) (Gupta, Roy) Yarlung Records
YAR44638
Instrumental
Trombone Recital: Lindberg, Christian - CASTELLO, D. / SPEER, D. / FRESCOBALDI, G.A. / BIBER, H.I.F. von / CESARE, G. (The Baroque Trombone) BIS
BIS-CD-1688
Chamber Music
Trumpet Music - ALTENBURG, J. / VIVALDI, A. / BIBER, H. / TORELLI, G. / TELEMANN, G. (The Sound of Trumpets) (Schwarz) Delos
DE3002
Chamber Music
Violin Recital: Hartmann, Rebekka - WESTHOFF, J.P. von / BIBER, H.I.F. von / PISENDEL, J.G. / GEMINIANI, F. / GUILLEMAIN, L.-G. (Birth of the Violin) Solo Musica
SM151
Instrumental
Violin Recital: Widjaja, Iskandar - POULENC, F. / RAVEL, M. / BIBER, H.I.F. von / BACH, J.S. (Bach 'n' Blues) Oehms Classics
OC822
Instrumental




 
 
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