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Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Mensa Sonora; Battalia

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  1. Biber, H.I.F. von — Mensa sonora, seu Musica instrumentalis: Sonata No. 1 in D major: I. Sonata: Grave - Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
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  40. Biber, H.I.F. von — Battalia "Sonata di marche" : I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Biber, H.I.F. von — Battalia "Sonata di marche" : II. Die liederliche Gesellschaft von allerley Humor $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Biber, H.I.F. von — Battalia "Sonata di marche" : III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Biber, H.I.F. von — Battalia "Sonata di marche" : IV. Der Mars $0.99 on iTunes
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  46. Biber, H.I.F. von — Battalia "Sonata di marche" : VII. Die Schlacht $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Biber, H.I.F. von — Battalia "Sonata di marche" : VIII. Lamento Verwundten Musquetirer $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mensa Sonora seu Musica Instrumentalis, suites (6) for violin, 2 violas & continuo, C. 69-74
>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Battalia for Violin, Strings and Basso Continuo in D major
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Recording information: Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, Ill.



Reviews

Biber's dinner music
If you think of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Von Biber (love that name) mostly as a composer of large-scaled polychoral works and gnarly music for solo violin, his Mensa Sonora is going to surprise you. Mensa Sonora, or “sounding table,” is a set of instrumental suites or “Pars” for dining – think of the French Symphonies pour les soupers du Roy or Telemann’s Tafelmusik and you will get the picture. While the music is not as challenging as some of Biber’s other instrumental suites – Harmonia artificiosa or Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes come to mind – there is plenty of melodic and rhythmic invention that raises the music to something more than Baroque Muzak. The CD is rounded out by Biber’s programmatic Battalia, a work filled with such special effects as knocking on the violin in some passages and playing 8 folk songs all in different keys at the same time! It’s boozy fun. The performances are excellent. The Chicago-based Baroque Band eschews the typical one-on-a-part style with a larger ensemble and it serves the larger-scaled passages well. While I prefer the raucous Concentus Musicus Wien performance of Battalia, it’s really a treat to hear such a full-bodied performance of the Mensa Sonora.
Submitted on 04/14/10 by Craig Zeichner 
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>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Mensa Sonora seu Musica Instrumentalis, suites (6) for violin, 2 violas & continuo, C. 69-74
  • Notes: Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, Illinois (06/09/2008-06/10/2008)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1680

>Biber, Heinrich Ignaz : Battalia for Violin, Strings and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1673