Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1664-1704)

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Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1664-1704) was a Bohemian virtuoso violinist and composer. Among a number of interesting compositions are Biber's fifteen Rosary Sonatas, for violin and basso continuo, with its unaccompanied violin Passacaglia, and the curious string orchestra Battalia (Battle) with its imitation gunfire and drunken soldiers. In the first he makes considerable use of scordatura, with the violin retuned to provide different sonorities and unusual chordal effects. [Adapted from HNH International]


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