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Biber: Missa Salisburgensis & Sacred Works by Monteverdi / Collegium 1704 [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: NBD0066V  
Composer:  Claudio MonteverdiHeinrich Ignaz Biber
Conductor:  Václav Luks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium 1704
Number of Discs: 1 
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Polychoral music is so synonymous with 16th century Venice that it is easy to forget that the longest flourishing of this style- possibly even its invention- took place in Germany. Whether or not it was in Munich with the works of Orlande de Lassus that the Gabrielis first encountered its effects, polychoral music came to define German textures and techniques for over a century. Both apprentices and rivals to their Italian counterparts, composers such as Hieronymus Praetorius, Schutz, Hassler and Scheidt, as
Read more well as Austria’s Biber, fostered a tradition whose influence would extend all the way to the motets of Bach. This performance places a giant of Baroque choral music, Biber’s Missa Salisburgensis, alongside the Venetian choral works of Monteverdi from which it takes its inspiration. The combination is a heady one, a triumphal musical celebration uniquely appropriate to mark the 200th anniversary year of Salzburg’s affiliation with Austria. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Selva morale e spirituale: Excerpt(s) by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Václav Luks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium 1704
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1640; Italy 
2.
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Sancta Maria, ora pro Nobis by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Václav Luks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium 1704
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1610; Mantua, Italy 
3.
Missa Salisburgensis by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Conductor:  Václav Luks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium 1704
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1682; Salzburg, Austria 

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