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The Early Music Show

Biber's Rosary Sonatas

Sunday 17 October 2004 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Andrew Manze introduces a selection from Biber's unique collection of fifteen violin sonatas. He explores the different ways in which they can be realised, and considers the symbolism behind the music.


1 hour


BIBER, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von
Mystery (Rosary) sonatas for violin and continuo: 

No. 1 in D minor "The Annunciation" 
No. 4 in D minor "The Presentation of Jesus in the temple"
Andrew MANZE - Violin
Richard EGARR - Organ  
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No. 6 in C minor "The Agony in the garden"
No. 9 in A minor "Jesus carries his cross" 
No. 10 in G minor "The Crucifixion of Jesus"
Monica HUGGETT - Violin
Emilia BENJAMIN - Viola da Gamba
Richard SWEENEY - Theorbo
Matthew  HALLS - Organ 
No. 11 in G major "The Resurrection of Jesus" 
Pavlo BESNOZIUK - Violin
David ROBLOU - Harpsichord
Paula CHATEAUNEUF - Theorbo
Richard TUNNICLIFFE - Violone 
AVIE AV 0038-1 2/4 

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