Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

Composer. Born 12 August 1644. Died 3 May 1704
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
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1644-08-12
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Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

Biography (Wikipedia)

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (12 August 1644 (baptised) – 3 May 1704) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist. Born in the small Bohemian town of Wartenberg (now Stráž pod Ralskem), Biber worked in Graz and Kremsier (now Kroměříž) before he illegally left his Kremsier 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 von Biber
Laetatus sum for 2 basses, violin, 3 violas and continuo
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Laetatus sum for 2 basses, violin, 3 violas and continuo

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Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Passacaglia in G minor "The Guardian angel"
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Passacaglia in G minor "The Guardian angel"
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Battalia
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Battalia
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Sonata Representativa
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Sonata Representativa
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
The Nightwatchman (Gavotte)
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The Nightwatchman (Gavotte)
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Violin Sonata No 6 in C minor
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Violin Sonata No 6 in C minor
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Sonata no.12 in A major
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Sonata no.12 in A major
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Battalia a 10 in D (C.61)
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Battalia a 10 in D (C.61)
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Balletti lamentabili
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Balletti lamentabili
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Kyrie from Missa Sancti Henrici (1701)
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Kyrie from Missa Sancti Henrici (1701)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Rosary Sonata no.12 "The Ascension"
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Rosary Sonata no.12 "The Ascension"
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Passacaglia
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Passacaglia
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Missa Salisburgensis
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Missa Salisburgensis
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa, Partita No 3 (Ciacona)
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Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa, Partita No 3 (Ciacona)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Battalia a 10
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Battalia a 10
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Serenada a 5 in C major (Der Nachtwächter)
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Serenada a 5 in C major (Der Nachtwächter)
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Fidicinium sacro-profanum (Sonata No 10 in E major)
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Fidicinium sacro-profanum (Sonata No 10 in E major)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Partita no. 1 in D minor (Sonata; Presto; Finale)
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Partita no. 1 in D minor (Sonata; Presto; Finale)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Sonata no.12 a 8 from sonatae tam aris, quam aulis servientes (1676)
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Sonata no.12 a 8 from sonatae tam aris, quam aulis servientes (1676)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Missa Salisburgensis (Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei)
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Missa Salisburgensis (Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei)
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Missa Salisburgensis (Credo)
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Missa Salisburgensis (Credo)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Sonata a 7
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Sonata a 7
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Missa Salisburgensis (Kyrie, Gloria)
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Missa Salisburgensis (Kyrie, Gloria)
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Balletti a 6 (1. Sonata)
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Balletti a 6 (1. Sonata)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Partita No 1 in D minor (Harmonia artificioso-ariosa)
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Partita No 1 in D minor (Harmonia artificioso-ariosa)
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Sonata No 12 in A minor (Fidicinium sacro-profanum)
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Sonata No 12 in A minor (Fidicinium sacro-profanum)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Sonata No 3 in F (Sonatae violino solo)
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Sonata No 3 in F (Sonatae violino solo)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Partita No 3 in A minor (Mensa sonoris, seu Musica instrumentalis)
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Partita No 3 in A minor (Mensa sonoris, seu Musica instrumentalis)
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Sonata No 11 in A (Sonatae tam Aris, quam Aulis servientes)
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Sonata No 11 in A (Sonatae tam Aris, quam Aulis servientes)
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Litaniae de Sancto Josepho
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Litaniae de Sancto Josepho
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Arminio: Act III Scene 9 (extract)
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Arminio: Act III Scene 9 (extract)
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Arminio: Act II Scene 10 (extract)
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Arminio: Act II Scene 10 (extract)
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Arminio: Act I Scene 7 (extract)
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Arminio: Act I Scene 7 (extract)
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Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vesperae longiores ac breviores)
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Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vesperae longiores ac breviores)
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Arminio: Act I Scene 1 (extract)
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Arminio: Act I Scene 1 (extract)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata (Passacaglia) in G minor (The Guardian Angel)
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Mystery (Rosary) Sonata (Passacaglia) in G minor (The Guardian Angel)
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Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No 14 in D major (The Assumption of the Virgin)
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Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No 14 in D major (The Assumption of the Virgin)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No 10 in G minor (The Crucifixion of Jesus)
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Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No 10 in G minor (The Crucifixion of Jesus)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No 6 in C minor (The Agony in the Garden)
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Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No 6 in C minor (The Agony in the Garden)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
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 von Biber
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No 2 in A major (The Visitation)
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Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No 2 in A major (The Visitation)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
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 von Biber
Partita VI in D (Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa)
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Partita VI in D (Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa)
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Sonata violino solo representativa in A major
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Sonata violino solo representativa in A major
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Battalia a 10 (Sonata di marche)
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Battalia a 10 (Sonata di marche)
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Sonata in A major (La Pastorella) for violin and continuo
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Sonata in A major (La Pastorella) for violin and continuo
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Missa Alleluia (Kyrie)
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Missa Alleluia (Kyrie)

Missa Alleluia (Kyrie)

Choir
Soloists Of St Florian Sängerknaben
Conductor
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Missa Alleluja a36
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Missa Alleluja a36

Missa Alleluja a36

Ensemble
Gradus ad Parnassum
Concerto Palatino
Choir
Wiener Hofburgkapelle
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Sonata No.1 à 8, from sonatae tam aris, quam aulis servientes (1676)
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Sonata No.1 à 8, from sonatae tam aris, quam aulis servientes (1676)
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