Biber - Sacred And Profane (7 CD box set, FLAC)
Biber – Sacred And Profane (7 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 7 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Archiv
ASIN: B00E59ZRS2
Size: 2.05 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Ein langer und schöner Aufzug (Ein schöner Aufzug By Pater Ignatius Augustiner) – Fanfare I (Riedl) + Fanfare II (Augustiner)02. Missa Salisburgensis – Kyrie
03. Missa Salisburgensis – Gloria
04. Missa Salisburgensis – Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes: Sonata XII
05. Missa Salisburgensis – Credo
06. Missa Salisburgensis – Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes: Sonata V
07. Missa Salisburgensis – Sanctus – Benedictus
08. Missa Salisburgensis – Agnus Dei
09. Missa Salisburgensis – Sonata Sancti Polycarpi
10. Missa Salisburgensis – Motet “Plaudite tympana”

CD 02
01. Muffat: Ciacona
02. Mass In B à 6 – Kyrie
03. Mass In B à 6 – Gloria
04. Schmelzer: Sonata XIII
05. Mass In B à 6 – Credo
06. Megerle: Peccator and consolator (à 2)
07. Mass In B à 6 – Sanctus
08. Frescobaldi: Praeludium legatura
09. Mass In B à 6 – Agnus Dei
10. Lassus: Ave verum corpus (à 6)
11. Schmelzer: Sonata II
12. Anonymus: Praeludium
13. Requiem In F Minor – Introitus
14. Requiem In F Minor – Kyrie
15. Requiem In F Minor – Dies irae
16. Requiem In F Minor – Domine Jesu Christe
17. Requiem In F Minor – Sanctus
18. Requiem In F Minor – Agnus Dei
19. Requiem In F Minor – Lux aeterna
20. Media vita in morte sumus (à 6)

CD 03
01. Sonata I: The Annunciation
02. Sonata II: The Visitation
03. Sonata III: The Nativity
04. Sonata IV: The Presentation
05. Sonata V: The Finding In The Temple
06. Sonata VI: The Agony In The Garden
07. Sonata VII: The Scourging Of Jesus
08. Sonata VIII: The Crowning Of Jesus With Thorns

CD 04
01. Sonata IX: Jesus Carries His Cross
02. Sonata X: The Crucifixion
03. Sonata XI: The Resurrection
04. Sonata XII: The Ascension
05. Sonata XIII: The Descent Of The Holy Ghost
06. Sonata XIV: The Assumption Of Our Lady
07. Sonata XV: The Crowning Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
08. Passacaglia g-moll

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CD 05
01. Mensa Sonora / Pars I (In D Major) – 1. Sonata. Grave – Allegro
02. Mensa Sonora / Pars I (In D Major) – 2. Allamanda3
03. Mensa Sonora / Pars I (In D Major) – 3. Courante
04. Mensa Sonora / Pars I (In D Major) – 4. Sarabanda
05. Mensa Sonora / Pars I (In D Major) – 5. Gavotte
06. Mensa Sonora / Pars I (In D Major) – 6. Gigue – Sonatina. Adagio
07. Mensa Sonora / Pars II (In F Major) – 1. Intrada. Alla Breve
08. Mensa Sonora / Pars II (In F Major) – 2. Balletto. Alla Breve
09. Mensa Sonora / Pars II (In F Major) – 3. Sarabanda
10. Mensa Sonora / Pars II (In F Major) – 4. Balletto. Alla Breve
11. Mensa Sonora / Pars II (In F Major) – 5. Sarabanda
12. Mensa Sonora / Pars II (In F Major) – 6. Balletto. Alla Breve
13. Mensa Sonora / Pars III (In A Minor) – 1. Gagliarda. Allegro
14. Mensa Sonora / Pars III (In A Minor) – 2. Sarabanda
15. Mensa Sonora / Pars III (In A Minor) – 3. Aria
16. Mensa Sonora / Pars III (In A Minor) – 4. Ciacona
17. Mensa Sonora / Pars III (In A Minor) – 5. Sonatina. (Adagio – Presto)
18. Sonata violino solo representativa (In A Major) – Sonata: Allegro
19. Sonata violino solo representativa (In A Major) – Die Nachtigall (The Nightingale)
20. Sonata violino solo representativa (In A Major) – Cucu
21. Sonata violino solo representativa (In A Major) – Der Frosch (The Frog)
22. Sonata violino solo representativa (In A Major) – Allegro: Die Henne. Der Hahn (The Hen And The Cock)
23. Sonata violino solo representativa (In A Major) – Adagio: Die Wachtel (The Quail)
24. Sonata violino solo representativa (In A Major) – Die Katz (The Cat)
25. Sonata violino solo representativa (In A Major) – Musketier-Marsch (Musketeer March)
26. Sonata violino solo representativa (In A Major) – Allemande
27. Mensa Sonora / Pars IV (In B Flat Major) – 1. Sonata. (Grave – Allegro – Adagio)
28. Mensa Sonora / Pars IV (In B Flat Major) – 2. Allamanda
29. Mensa Sonora / Pars IV (In B Flat Major) – 3. Courante
30. Mensa Sonora / Pars IV (In B Flat Major) – 4. Balletto
31. Mensa Sonora / Pars IV (In B Flat Major) – 5. Sarabanda
32. Mensa Sonora / Pars IV (In B Flat Major) – 6. Gigue. Presto
33. Mensa Sonora / Pars IV (In B Flat Major) – 7. Sonatina. Adagio
34. Mensa Sonora / Pars V (In E Major) – 1. Intrada. Allegro
35. Mensa Sonora / Pars V (In E Major) – 2. Balletto
36. Mensa Sonora / Pars V (In E Major) – 3. Trezza
37. Mensa Sonora / Pars V (In E Major) – 4. Gigue
38. Mensa Sonora / Pars V (In E Major) – 5. Gavotte. Alla Breve
39. Mensa Sonora / Pars V (In E Major) – 6. Gigue
40. Mensa Sonora / Pars V (In E Major) – 7. Retirada
41. Mensa Sonora / Pars VI (In G Minor) – 1. Sonata (Adagio – Presto)
42. Mensa Sonora / Pars VI (In G Minor) – 2. Aria
43. Mensa Sonora / Pars VI (In G Minor) – 3. Canario. Presto
44. Mensa Sonora / Pars VI (In G Minor) – 4. Amener
45. Mensa Sonora / Pars VI (In G Minor) – 5. Trezza
46. Mensa Sonora / Pars VI (In G Minor) – 6. Ciacona
47. Mensa Sonora / Pars VI (In G Minor) – 7. Sonatina. Adagio – Presto

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CD 06
01. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia I – Sonata. Adagio – Presto – Adagio
02. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia I – Allamande
03. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia I – Gigue – Variatio I & II
04. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia I – Aria
05. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia I – Sarabande – Variatio I & II – Finale. Presto
06. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia II – Praeludium
07. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia II – Allamande – Variatio
08. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia II – Balletto. Allegro
09. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia II – Aria. Presto
10. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia II – Gigue. Presto
11. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia III – Praeludium. Allegro
12. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia III – Allamande
13. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia III – Amener. Presto
14. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia III – Balletto
15. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia III – Gigue
16. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia III – Ciacona (Canon In Unisono)
17. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia IV – Sonata. Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
18. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia IV – Allamande
19. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia IV – Trezza. Presto
20. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia IV – Aria
21. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia IV – Canaria
22. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia IV – Gigue. Presto
23. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia IV – Pollicinello. Presto

CD 07
01. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia V – Intrada. Alla breve
02. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia V – Aria. Adagio
03. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia V – Balletto. Presto
04. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia V – Gigue
05. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia V – Passacaglia. (Adagio) – Allegro – Adagio
06. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia VI – Praeludium. Adagio – Allegro
07. Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa / Partia VI – Aria – Variatio I-XIII
08. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partita VI – Finale. Adagio – Allegro
09. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia VII – Praeludium. Grave – Presto
10. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia VII – Allamande
11. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia VII – Sarabande
12. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia VII – Gigue. Presto
13. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia VII – Aria
14. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia VII – Trezza
15. Harmonia artificioso-ariosa / Partia VII – Arietta variata

Massive Baroque Set of Composer Who Inspired Bach

Biber was a violin virtuoso and composer who wrote giant choral masses and much scorching instrumental material. This set includes
both, and both are absolutely astonishing. The vigour, precision and power of the playing is just jaw-dropping; the masses, on the other hand, are intricate and sprawling. Biber’s sonic architecture clearly sets out starting points for Bach, but Biber’s sound is completely his own. This is the early Baroque at its best. And at seven discs, it is something to savour over a great deal of time.

Reinhard Goebel own these sonatas.

Having heard all cds except number 2 because of an incredible bad luck of receiving cd number 7 twice I can safely say that concerning the violin sonatas no one can possibly match the outstanding performance of Goebel with his suitable sound in this particular case , his dryness so to say ,his way of phrasing and a kind of perfection that can not be described for this pieces makes them unreachable, I have listen many versions and none of them come even close , so I can tell that buying this version is the best investment you can make concerning Biber music.

4 Comments

  1. Ah – I just learned that Biber was a rarely accomplished violin virtuoso in his time and that he did some rather tricky stuff using scordatura.

    Thanks for this very rare and rarely played music!

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