Alice Pierot - Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Mysterien Sonaten (2003) 2CD
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 119:41 min | 287 Mb (5% Rec.)
Classical | Label: Alpha Records
This performance by violinst Alice Pierot and Les veilleurs de Nuit is part of a remarkable series from France's Alpha label, pairing mostly Baroque works with paintings of the era. The package for this disc shows an image of Mary awaiting the Annunciation, painted around 1475 by the Neapolitan Antonello da Messina. It's two centuries older than the Biber cycle, and it's quite simple – the painting has nothing of the wildly ornate, extreme, experimental quality of Biber's music, which makes extensive use of scordatura or unorthodox violin tuning.