Biber & Biber: Music by Carl Heinrich & Heinrich Ignaz Franz | Fra Bernardo FB1710593

Biber & Biber: Music by Carl Heinrich & Heinrich Ignaz Franz

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Label: Fra Bernardo

Cat No: FB1710593

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 23rd February 2018

Contents

Artists

Marie Sophie Pollak (soprano)
Kaspar Kroner (countertenor)
Hans-Jorg Mammel (tenor)
Michael Kranebitter (bass)
Johannes Hammerle (organ)
Concerto Stella Matutina

Conductor

Johannes Hammerle

Works

Biber, Carl Heinrich

Missa Resurrectionis Domini
Requiem

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz

In exitu Israel
Memento
Quasi cedrus exaltata

Artists

Marie Sophie Pollak (soprano)
Kaspar Kroner (countertenor)
Hans-Jorg Mammel (tenor)
Michael Kranebitter (bass)
Johannes Hammerle (organ)
Concerto Stella Matutina

Conductor

Johannes Hammerle

About

The international music world has long been familiar with both the name and music of Biber. Violinists regularly perform Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s virtuoso violin sonatas, whatever their stylistic approach – modern, baroque or “hip” (historically informed performance practice) – sometimes even with the «fresh-sounding violin sound» once called for. Listeners too are now familiar with the legendary “Rosenkranz” sonatas or the mischievous “Sonata representative” composed by the musician once in service of Bishop Karl Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn. The magnificent sacred music that Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern (ennobled by the emperor Leopold I) wrote as the prince-bishop’s Kapellmeister for Salzburg cathedral has also been highlighted in various festivals and recordings over recent years.

Perhaps only scholars are aware of the fact that Biber also held the position of “Truchsess” (lord high steward) to the archbishop and was therefore responsible for the princely table. And as it turned out, one of the virtuoso violinist’s eleven sons (the eighth) succeeded his father in this honourable office. This may justifiably be considered an interesting but marginal detail of Salzburg history, but as you will no doubt appreciate after listening to this recording, the eighth child Carl Heinrich Biber, born on 4 September 1681 in Salzburg, had an important, even formative influence on the city’s musical life, and that until only a few years before Mozart’s birth!

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