Biber - Rosary (Mystery) Sonatas | Prospero Classical PROSP0065

Biber - Rosary (Mystery) Sonatas


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Label: Prospero Classical

Cat No: PROSP0065

Barcode: 4262353970225

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 30th June 2023



Meret Luthi (violin)
Les Passions de l’Ame


Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz

Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas and Passacaglia


Meret Luthi (violin)
Les Passions de l’Ame


After having devoted many years to the instrumental ensemble music of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, the Swiss early music ensemble Les Passions de l'Âme, together with its artistic director Meret Lüthi, turned to his opus magnum, the 15 Rosary Sonatas, in a marathon of three concerts.

They then went into the studio and recorded all the sonatas in co-production with Bayern 4 Klassik. This recording is now released here by PROSPERO in a splendid 2-CD edition with several illustrations and informative texts on the work.


a comparatively light, sharp-edged tone from Lüthi is indeed one of the distinguishing features throughout, as is a generous acoustic, and an enjoyably varied ensemble sound from Les Passions de l’Âme, its players nicely present in the balance alongside Lüthi and its many colours including that of the zither. […] This is a fine recording of its own separate mind

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