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'Minoritenkonvent: Manuscript XIV, 726'- Biber, Viviani et al: Violin Sonatas / Stephanie Paulet, violin & Elisabeth Geiger, organ

Album Summary

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Work(s)
>726, Anonymous, W. M. M. : Sonata no 87 for violin & continuo
>726, Anonymous, W. M. M. : Sonata no 4 for violin & continuo in D major
>Viviani, Giovanni B. : Sonata for violin & continuo no 90 in A minor
>726, Anonymous, W. M. M. : Sonata for violin & continuo no 75 in C minor
>Vojta, Jan I. F. : Sonata for violin & continuo no 70 in B minor
>Faber, Nikolaus : Sonata for violin & continuo no 2 (Wiener Minoritenkonvent, Manuscript XIV 726)
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Sonata for violin & continuo no 5 in E minor (Sonatae Violino Solo no 5), C. 142
>Teubner, Johann Caspar : Work(s)
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Although not often studied studied by musicians, Manuscript XIV 726 of the Convent of the Minorites in Vienna has been known to musicologists for many years. It reveals the flourishing violin activity in the late seventeenth century north of the Alps. The most celebrated composer was unquestionably Biber. In this crucial period, the school of instrument making evolved with the style of the sonatas, independently of what was taking place in Italy. The opposition of the musicians of court and city gave rise to keen rivalry between them, because of the competition for their positions in orchestras and other musical ensembles.

The sonatas performed here are highly advanced examples of violin technique of the time; the works are virtuosic, many passages are written as improvised preludes; the violin plays a succession of runs, diminutions... Everything is written, yet in the style of an improvisation.

Although the Manuscript includes a great number of them, only two sonatas on this disc are written in scordatura, a violin technique considered typically German and consisting of modifying the violin's tuning - G D A E - and proposing new tuning for each of the sonatas. This can create an extravert character and reinforce a spirit of dance, or create a darker, melancholic tone-color, with a veiled, less resonant sound, as with viola.

As nothing was indicated for the instrumentation of the continuo, the organ seemed the ideal partner for exploring these sonatas, it called for a continuo that was varied in regard to tone-color and dynamics, capable of moving from the intimate to the majestic. The organ is the only 'positive' of the organ builder André Silbermann that still exists, restored in 2011 to its original condition and possessing an exceptional sound.

After a first disc devoted to Guillemain, released in 2012, and already very highly praised by the press, Stéphanie Paulet has once more scored a hit with this Minoritenkonvent. Her lyrical violin is always spot on. This disc, the aural beauty of which makes us positively vibrate, is enhanced by sound engineering that is quite simply magnificent.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014).



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>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Work(s) :: Sonata Nr. 84 in E Major
  • Performers: Elisabeth Geiger (Organ); Stephanie Paulet (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Aliquando
  • Notes: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1663-1704

>726, Anonymous, W. M. M. : Sonata no 87 for violin & continuo
  • Performers: Elisabeth Geiger (Organ); Stephanie Paulet (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Aliquando
  • Notes: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>726, Anonymous, W. M. M. : Sonata no 4 for violin & continuo in D major
  • Performers: Elisabeth Geiger (Organ); Stephanie Paulet (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Aliquando
  • Notes: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Viviani, Giovanni B. : Sonata for violin & continuo no 90 in A minor
  • Performers: Elisabeth Geiger (Organ); Stephanie Paulet (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Aliquando
  • Notes: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>726, Anonymous, W. M. M. : Sonata for violin & continuo no 75 in C minor
  • Performers: Elisabeth Geiger (Organ); Stephanie Paulet (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Aliquando
  • Notes: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vojta, Jan I. F. : Sonata for violin & continuo no 70 in B minor
  • Performers: Elisabeth Geiger (Organ); Stephanie Paulet (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Aliquando
  • Notes: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Faber, Nikolaus : Sonata for violin & continuo no 2 (Wiener Minoritenkonvent, Manuscript XIV 726)
  • Performers: Elisabeth Geiger (Organ); Stephanie Paulet (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Aliquando
  • Notes: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Sonata for violin & continuo no 5 in E minor (Sonatae Violino Solo no 5), C. 142
  • Performers: Elisabeth Geiger (Organ); Stephanie Paulet (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Aliquando
  • Notes: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1681

>Teubner, Johann Caspar : Work(s) :: Toccata Nr. 94 in A minor / Sonata Nr. 88 in D minor
  • Performers: Elisabeth Geiger (Organ); Stephanie Paulet (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Aliquando
  • Notes: Église Sainte-Madeleine (Strasbourg, France) (07/31/2014-08/03/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque