Ariadne Daskalakis, Ensemble Vintage Köln - Biber - The Rosary Sonatas (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:12:30 | 768 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2096
Biber's 'Rosary Sonatas' for violin and basso continuo stand alone in the violin literature and in music history, offering a unique combination of programmatic material and the use of scordatura. The cycle consists of fifteen sonatas for violin and basso continuo, and a closing Passacaglia for solo violin, composed c.1687. Through the copper engravings inserted at the head of each sonata in the manuscript depicting key moments in the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary, the music has become associated with the Catholic Mysteries of the Rosary.