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Heinz Ignaz Franz Biber: Mysteriensonaten - L'yriade; Rüdiger Lotter (baroque violin)
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  1. Mystery Sonatas (16), for violin & basso continuo (or solo violin), C. 90-105
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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's Mystery Sonatas, composed around 1674, are unique in the history of music. They form a kind of circle, featuring 15 different violin tunings (referred to as scordatura) before a final passacaglia returns to the normal tuning. The work is rife with symbolic aspects (two of the violin's strings must be crossed for the Crucifixion sonatas, No. 10, for example), and these, together with a lack of solid documentary evidence as to how the sonatas should be performed (it is not even clear whether they ...

Heinz Ignaz Franz Biber: Mysteriensonaten 2005, Oehms

UPC: 4260034865143

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Heinz Ignaz Franz Biber: Mysteriensonaten 2005, Oehms

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