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Biber: Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas / Ars Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor

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  1. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 1 in D Minor "The Annunciation": I. Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 1 in D Minor "The Annunciation": II. Aria allegro - Variations $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 1 in D Minor "The Annunciation": III. Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 2 in A Major "The Visitation": I. Sonata $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 2 in A Major "The Visitation": II. Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 2 in A Major "The Visitation": III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 3 in B Minor "The Nativity": I. Sonata $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 3 in B Minor "The Nativity": II. Courante - Double $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 3 in B Minor "The Nativity": III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 4 in D Minor "The Presentation in the Temple" $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 5 in A Major "The Finding in the Temple": I. Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 5 in A Major "The Finding in the Temple": II. Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 5 in A Major "The Finding in the Temple": III. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 5 in A Major "The Finding in the Temple": IV. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 6 in C Minor "The Agony in the Garden": I. Lamento $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 6 in C Minor "The Agony in the Garden": II. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 6 in C Minor "The Agony in the Garden": III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 7 in F Major "The Scourging of Jesus": I. Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 7 in F Major "The Scourging of Jesus": II. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat Major "The Crowning with Thorns": I. Sonata $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 8 in B-Flat Major "The Crowning with Thorns": II. Gigue - Double - Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 9 in A Minor "Jesus Carrying the Cross": I. Sonata $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 9 in A Minor "Jesus Carrying the Cross": II. Courante - Double $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 9 in A Minor "Jesus Carrying the Cross": III. Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 10 in G Minor "The Crucifixion": I. Prelude $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 10 in G Minor "The Crucifixion": II. Aria - Variations $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 11 in G Major "The Resurrection": I. Sonata $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 11 in G Major "The Resurrection": II. Surrexit Christus Hodie $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 11 in G Major "The Resurrection": III. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 12 in C Major "The Ascension": I. Intrada $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 12 in C Major "The Ascension": II. Aria Tubicinum $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 12 in C Major "The Ascension": III. Allemande $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 12 in C Major "The Ascension": IV. Courante - Double $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 13 in D Minor "The Descent of the Holy Ghost": I. Sonata $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 13 in D Minor "The Descent of the Holy Ghost": II. Gavotte $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 13 in D Minor "The Descent of the Holy Ghost": III. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 13 in D Minor "The Descent of the Holy Ghost": IV. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 14 in D Major "The Assumption of the Virgin": I. Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 14 in D Major "The Assumption of the Virgin": II. Aria $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 14 in D Major "The Assumption of the Virgin": III. Gigue $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 15 in C Major "The Coronation of the Virgin": I. Sonata $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 15 in C Major "The Coronation of the Virgin": II. Aria $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 15 in C Major "The Coronation of the Virgin": III. Canzon $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Biber — Mystery Sonata No. 15 in C Major "The Coronation of the Virgin": IV. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Biber — Passacaglia in G Minor "The Guardian Angel" $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 1 in D minor ("The Annunciation"), C. 90
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 2 in A major ("The Visitation"), C. 91
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 3 in B minor ("The Nativity"), C. 92
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 4 in D minor ("The Presentation"), C. 93
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 5 in A major ("Jesus in the Temple"), C. 94
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 6 in C minor ("The Agony in the Garden"), C. 95
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 7 in F major ("The Scourging"), C. 96
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 8 in B flat major ("The Crowning with Thorns"), C. 97
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 9 in A minor ("The Carrying of the Cross"), C. 98
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 10 in G minor ("The Crucifixion"), C. 99
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 11 in G major ("The Resurrection"), C. 100
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 12 in C major ("The Ascension"), C. 101
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 13 in D minor ("The Descent"), C. 102
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 14 in D major ("The Assumption"), C. 103
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 15 in C major ("The Coronation"), C. 104
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Passacaglia for Violin solo in G minor
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Recorded in the beautiful acoustics of the parish church of Hallstatt (Austria), where Gunar Letzbor was born, this personal and dramatic interpretation of Biber's most popular work, usually referred to today as the 'Mistery' or 'Rosary' sonatas, comes back after years of absence. Gunar Letzbor makes his journey through the 'mysteries' or events in the life of the Virgin Mary using two different violins and accompanied by no fewer than six musicians playing kaleidoscopic combinations of harpsichord, organ, lute, archlute, two bass viols and double bass - a big continuo group which enhances and intensifies the changing moods of the cycle. «Gunar Letzbor's lively, imaginative playing admirably fuses style and drama. He also utilizes two different period violins, each with its own distinctive timbre and colorations. Similarly, the continuo chores are divided between lute, organ, and harpsichord, providing ample textural and expressive variety. The warm recorded sound transports you from your listening room to an intimate stage, where you can comfortably nestle among these marvelous instrumentalist.» Artistic Quality: 10/ Sound Quality: 10 Jed Distler, ClaissicsToday.com

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996).



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>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 1 in D minor ("The Annunciation"), C. 90
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gunar Letzbor
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 2 in A major ("The Visitation"), C. 91
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 3 in B minor ("The Nativity"), C. 92
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 4 in D minor ("The Presentation"), C. 93
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 5 in A major ("Jesus in the Temple"), C. 94
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 6 in C minor ("The Agony in the Garden"), C. 95
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 7 in F major ("The Scourging"), C. 96
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 8 in B flat major ("The Crowning with Thorns"), C. 97
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 9 in A minor ("The Carrying of the Cross"), C. 98
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 10 in G minor ("The Crucifixion"), C. 99
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 11 in G major ("The Resurrection"), C. 100
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 12 in C major ("The Ascension"), C. 101
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 13 in D minor ("The Descent"), C. 102
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 14 in D major ("The Assumption"), C. 103
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo no 15 in C major ("The Coronation"), C. 104
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1676

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Passacaglia for Violin solo in G minor
  • Performer: Gunar Letzbor (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gunar Letzbor
  • Ensemble: Ars Antiqua Austria
  • Notes: Parish Church of the Assumption in Hallstatt (09/22/1996-09/30/1996)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1676