Biber - The Rosary Sonatas | Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold HMG50732122

Biber - The Rosary Sonatas


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Label: Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold

Cat No: HMG50732122

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 17th June 2016



Andrew Manze (violin)
Richard Egarr (organ, harpsichord)
Alison McGillivray (cello)


Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz

Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas and Passacaglia


Andrew Manze (violin)
Richard Egarr (organ, harpsichord)
Alison McGillivray (cello)


The ‘Rosary’ Sonatas are one of the most unusual collections of violin music ever assembled and it is these works on which Biber’s present-day fame rests. Calling for a different violin tuning, scordatura, in each of the 15 Sonatas - all played here on the same Amati instrument - the full set is a triumph of Baroque invention and 17th-century virtuoso style. The Gramophone Award-winning partnership of Andrew Manze and Richard Egarr meets this challenge with dazzling results.

Andrew Manze plays a violin by Amati, 1700; bow by Gerhard Landwehr, Heemstede, 1988, after an Italian model.

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