Bought in March 2017.
First listen: 14-3-2017.
CD 1 from 5.
Recording dates: 2016.
Recording venue: Westvestkerk, Schiedam, The Netherlands.
Recording engineer: Peter Arts.
Running time: 65:47.
Classical relevance to me: Well worth having.
The Mystery/Rosenkranz sonatas.
The joyful Mysteries.
The sorrowful Mysteries.
Igor Ruhadze, Baroque violin.
Ensemble Violini Capricciosi.
I think that on the basis of the first CD and the samples I listen to of the other 4 in this set, I can conclude that this interpretation will be for many a excellent choice.
Ruhadze's approach is a subdued one. He plays with a delicate phrasing and pinpoint accuracy. Well balanced in its projection and a thoroughly researched project that does them proud. Not a flashy display but an almost religious current, underlining the music in its entirety. Tempi's are modest even the Presto's are restrained. There is an almost secretive air with which the music is permeated. I find there to be a rightness in such a view. This contemplative philosophical/religious and intellectual way of thinking suits the music well. If you like a more outgoing Biber with the stress on virtuosity, then this recording is not for you.
Ruhadze's playing is extraordinary fine, comparable to the excellent set of Locatelli's violin sonatas, also on Brilliant. His ensemble is following him faithfully. There is a perfect synthesis.
The recording is very good.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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