Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz. (1644-1704) The Complete Violin sonatas.

New acquisition
Bought in March 2017.
First listen: 15&16-5-2017.
Label Brilliant.
CD 4&5 from 5.
Recording dates:  During the year 2016.
Recording venue: Westvestkerk, Schiedam, The Netherlands.
Recording engineer: Peter Arts.
Running time: 55:11&52:03.
Relevance to me: Essential.

Works performed:
CD 4.
Sonatas for Solo Violin & BC (Salzburg 1681)
Sonata No.6/7/8.
Sonata in A.

CD 5.
Four Violin sonatas from the Minoritenkonvent, Vienna.
Sonata representativa in A (1669)

Performed by:
Ensemble Violini Capricciosi.
Igor Ruhadze, violin.

I have praised the first 3 cd's extensively, and all what I said can be said from the last two cd's in this set. Performances of high quality, expressive, and definitive recordings next to others. You cannot go wrong with what is done here. Artistically it is a huge success and well worth your consideration. Sound is very good.

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