Biber - Requiem in F minor

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Biber - Requiem in F minor

Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis, Freiburger Barockorchester

£10.95

On their latest release for Alpha, the Belgian early music ensemble Vox Luminis tackle one of the great choral works of the Austrian Baroque. Heinrich Biber’s F minor Requiem may not be as well-known as either his virtuosic ‘Mystery’ Sonatas for violin and continuo or his spectacularly large-scale Missa Salisburgensis (both composed during his years in the service of the Archbishop of Salzburg), yet the understated variety of its music penetrates to the heart of matters concerning the passing nature of human life, as well as questions of faith and grief, that for many put it on a par with later works by Mozart and Brahms. Its scorin... read more

On their latest release for Alpha, the Belgian early music ensemble Vox Luminis tackle one of the great choral works of the Austrian Baroque. Heinrich Biber’s F minor Requiem may not be as well-known as either his virtuosic ‘Mystery’ Sonatas for violin and continuo or his spectacularly lar... read more

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