Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
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1644-08-12
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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern

Biography (Wikipedia)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (12 August 1644 (baptised) – 3 May 1704) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist. Born in the small Bohemian town of Wartenberg (Stráž pod Ralskem), Biber worked at Graz and Kroměříž before he illegally left his Kremsier (Kroměříž) employer (Prince-Bishop Carl Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn) and settled in Salzburg. He remained there for the rest of his life, publishing much of his music but apparently seldom, if ever, giving concert tours.

Biber was one of the most important composers for the violin in the history of the instrument. His technique allowed him to easily reach the 6th and 7th positions, employ multiple stops in intricate polyphonic passages, and explore the various possibilities of scordatura tuning. He also wrote one of the earliest known pieces for solo violin, the monumental passacaglia of the Mystery Sonatas. During Biber's lifetime, his music was known and imitated throughout Europe. In the late 18th century he was named the best violin composer of the 17th century by music historian Charles Burney. In the late 20th century Biber's music, especially the Mystery Sonatas, enjoyed a renaissance. Today, it is widely performed and recorded.

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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Mystery Sonata No.4: The Presentation in the Temple
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Mystery Sonata No.4: The Presentation in the Temple
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Mystery (Rosary) sonata no. 12 in C major (The Ascension of Jesus)
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Mystery (Rosary) sonata no. 12 in C major (The Ascension of Jesus)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Serenada In C Major (Der Nachtwachter) For Voice, 4 Strings And Continuo
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Serenada In C Major (Der Nachtwachter) For Voice, 4 Strings And Continuo
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Mystery (Rosary) sonata no. 1 in D minor (The Annunciation)
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Mystery (Rosary) sonata no. 1 in D minor (The Annunciation)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Kyrie from Missa Sancti Henrici (1701)
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Kyrie from Missa Sancti Henrici (1701)
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Christ on the Mount of Olives (Mystery Sonata No 6)
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Christ on the Mount of Olives (Mystery Sonata No 6)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Mystery (Rosary) sonata no. 15 in C major (The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
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Mystery (Rosary) sonata no. 15 in C major (The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Partita no. 6 in D major for vn, va & bc, from 'Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa'
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Partita no. 6 in D major for vn, va & bc, from 'Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa'
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Sonata No. 3
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Sonata No. 3
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Sonata Sancta Polycarpi for 8 trumpets, timpani & continuo
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Sonata Sancta Polycarpi for 8 trumpets, timpani & continuo
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Mystery Sonatas: No 11 'The Resurrection'
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Mystery Sonatas: No 11 'The Resurrection'
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Mystery Sonatas: No 10 'The Crucifixion'
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Mystery Sonatas: No 10 'The Crucifixion'
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Mystery Sonatas: No 2 'The Visitation'
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Mystery Sonatas: No 2 'The Visitation'
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Mystery Sonatas: No 1 'The Annunciation'
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Mystery Sonatas: No 1 'The Annunciation'
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Sonata IV
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Sonata IV
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Harmonia Romana (Ms.Kremsier 1669)
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Harmonia Romana (Ms.Kremsier 1669)
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Rosary Sonatas (The Nativity)
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Rosary Sonatas (The Nativity)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Passacaglia for unaccompanied violin 'Guardian Angel'
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Passacaglia for unaccompanied violin 'Guardian Angel'
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Violin Sonata no.13 "Descent of the Holy Ghost"
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Violin Sonata no.13 "Descent of the Holy Ghost"
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern
Violin Sonata No.12 "The Ascension of Jesus"
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Violin Sonata No.12 "The Ascension of Jesus"
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