Biber: The Rosary Sonatas - David Roblou (organ); David Roblou (harpsichord); Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo); Paula Chateauneuf (archlute);...

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  1. Reading: The Rosary (Spoken Word)
  2. The Five Joyful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Annunciation
  3. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 1 in D minor ("The Annunciation"), C. 90
  4. The Five Joyful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Visitation
  5. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 2 in A major ("The Visitation"), C. 91
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  1. Reading: The Rosary (Spoken Word)
  2. The Five Joyful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Annunciation
  3. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 1 in D minor ("The Annunciation"), C. 90
  4. The Five Joyful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Visitation
  5. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 2 in A major ("The Visitation"), C. 91
  6. The Five Joyful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Nativity
  7. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 3 in B minor ("The Nativity"), C. 92
  8. The Five Joyful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Presentation in The Temple
  9. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 4 in D minor ("The Presentation"), C. 93
  10. The Five Joyful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Finding in The Temple
  11. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 5 in A major ("Jesus in the Temple"), C. 94
  12. The Five Sorrowful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Agony in The Garden
  13. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 6 in C minor ("The Agony in the Garden"), C. 95
  14. The Five Sorrowful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Scourging
  15. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 7 in F major ("The Scourging"), C. 96
  16. The Five Sorrowful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Crowning with Thorns
  17. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 8 in B flat major ("The Crowning with Thorns"), C. 97
  18. The Five Sorrowful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Carrying of The Cross
  19. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 9 in A minor ("The Carrying of the Cross"), C. 98
  20. The Five Sorrowful Mysteries (Spoken Word): Reading. The Crucifixion
  21. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 10 in G minor ("The Crucifixion"), C. 99
  22. The Five Glorious Mysteries: Reading. The Resurrection
  23. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 11 in G major ("The Resurrection"), C. 100
  24. The Five Glorious Mysteries: Reading. The Ascension
  25. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 12 in C major ("The Ascension"), C. 101
  26. The Five Glorious Mysteries: Reading. The Descent of The Holy Ghost
  27. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 13 in D minor ("The Descent"), C. 102
  28. The Five Glorious Mysteries: Reading. The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin
  29. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 14 in D major ("The Assumption"), C. 103
  30. The Five Glorious Mysteries: Reading. The Coronation of The Blessed Virgin
  31. Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 15 in C major ("The Coronation"), C. 104
  32. The Guardian Angel, reading: Reading
  33. Passacaglia (Mystery Sonata), for violin solo in G minor, C. 105
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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's Rosary Sonatas were written in Salzburg in the 1670s or 1680s, and they're really unlike anything else in the violin literature. Scordatura, or unconventional tuning of an instrument's strings, was common enough during the Baroque era, but Biber's cycle of 15 pieces for violin and continuo explores the technique ...

Biber: The Rosary Sonatas 2004, Avie

UPC: 822252003826

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