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Biber: Mystery Sonatas / Sirkka-liisa Kaakinen-pilch


Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1243  
Composer:  Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Battalia
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



This Ondine release includes Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's (1644-1704) 16 Mystery Sonatas, also known as Rosary Sonatas. This set of virtuosic violin sonatas is Biber's most well-known work. They also serve as unique masterpieces of the Baroque violin repertoire. In the present recording violinist Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch is joined by the Finnish Baroque ensemble Battalia.

Biber's Mystery Sonatas feature 15 rosary mysteries from the life of Jesus and Virgin Mary. One of the most prominent characteristics of Biber's work is the use of various tunings, i.e. scordatura. Out of the sixteen sonatas, fourteen require the use of ‘mistuned' violin.
Read more /> Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch is nowadays in great demand as a leader of countless renowned early music ensembles and orchestras, performing music of the Baroque and symphonies of the age of Mozart and Schubert. Her solo repertoire includes works by Biber, Johann Sebastian Bach, and solo violin works of the 16th and 17th centuries. She also plays the viola and viola d'amore. Among her numerous tasks, she has also worked 10 years as the leader of Philippe Herreweghe's Collegium Vocale.
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Works on This Recording

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Mystery Sonatas (15) for Violin and Basso Continuo by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Battalia
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1676; Salzburg, Austria 

Sound Samples

Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 1, "The Annunciation": I. Praeludium
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 1, "The Annunciation": II. Aria allegro - Variations - III. Finale
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 2, "The Visitation": I. -
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 2, "The Visitation": II. Allaman - III. Presto
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 3, "The Nativity": I. Sonata
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 3, "The Nativity": II. Courante - Double
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 3, "The Nativity": III. Adagio
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 4, "The Presentation of the Infant Jesus in the Temple"
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 5, "The 12-Year-Old Jesus in the Temple": I. Praeludium
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 5, "The 12-Year-Old Jesus in the Temple": II. Allaman
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 5, "The 12-Year-Old Jesus in the Temple": III. Gigue
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 5, "The 12-Year-Old Jesus in the Temple": IV. Saraban
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 6, "Christ on the Mount of Olives"*: I. Lamento
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 6, "Christ on the Mount of Olives"*: II. Presto
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 6, "Christ on the Mount of Olives"*: III. Adagio
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 7, "The Scourging at the Pillar": I. Allamanda
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 7, "The Scourging at the Pillar": II. Sarab: Variatio
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 8, "The Crown of Thorns": I. -
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 8, "The Crown of Thorns": II. Gigue and Double Presto, Double
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 9, "Jesus Carries the Cross"*: I. Sonata
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 9, "Jesus Carries the Cross"*: II. Courante - Double
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 9, "Jesus Carries the Cross"*: III. Finale
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 10, "The Crucifixion": I. Prelude
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 10, "The Crucifixion": II. Aria - Variations
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 11, "The Resurrection": I. Sonata
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 11, "The Resurrection": II. Surrexit Christus Hodie
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 11, "The Resurrection": III. Adagio
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 12, "The Ascension": I. Intrada
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 12, "The Ascension": II. Aria Tubicinum
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 12, "The Ascension": III. Allemande
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 12, "The Ascension": IV. Courante - Double
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 13, "Pentecost": I. Sonata
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 13, "Pentecost": II. Gavotte
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 13, "Pentecost": III. Gigue
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 13, "Pentecost": IV. Sarabande
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 14, "The Assumption of the Virgin": I. -
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 14, "The Assumption of the Virgin": II. Aria - Gigue
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 15, "The Beatification of the Virgin"*: I. -
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 15, "The Beatification of the Virgin"*: II. Aria
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 15, "The Beatification of the Virgin"*: III. Canzon
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 15, "The Beatification of the Virgin"*: IV. Sarabanda
Mystery (Rosary) Passacaglia in G Minor

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