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Wigmore Hall Mondays: Rachel Podger, Marcin Swiatkiewicz and David Miller

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, violinist Rachel Podger, theorbist David Miller and harpsichordist Marcin Swiatkiewicz perform a selection of Biber's meditative Rosary Sonatas.

Live from Wigmore Hall, London. The 'Rosary' or 'Mystery' Sonatas by the 17th-century Austrian composer Heinrich Biber are one of the most extraordinary collections in the baroque violin repertoire, a cycle of 15 sonatas reflecting on episodes in the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Six of them, plus the solo Passacaglia which ends the cycle, are performed here by violinist Rachel Podger, theorbist David Miller and keyboard-player Marcin Swiatkiewicz.

Biber: Mystery Sonatas:
No 1 'The Annunciation'; No 2 'The Visitation'; No 3 'The Nativity'; No 9 'Jesus Carries the Cross'; No 10 'The Crucifixion'; No 11 'The Resurrection'; Passacaglia

Rachel Podger (violin)
David Miller (theorbo)
Marcin Swiatkiewicz (harpischord and organ).

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Mystery Sonatas: No 1 'The Annunciation'

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Mystery Sonatas: No 2 'The Visitation'

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
  • Biber

    Mystery Sonatas: No 9 'Jesus Carries the Cross'

    Performer: Rachel Pdger.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Mystery Sonatas: No 10 'The Crucifixion'

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Mystery Sonatas: No 11 'The Resurrection'

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
  • Biber

    Mystery Sonatas: Passacaglia

    Performer: Rachel Podger.

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