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Biber: Sacro-profanum / The Purcell Quartet, Et Al


Release Date: 07/15/1997 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 605   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Richard BoothbyCatherine MackintoshAnette IsserlisKatherine McGillivray,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Purcell Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording received a 1998 "Critic's Choice" award from Gramophone
magazine.
REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.103) - "...these are wonderfully sonorous and inventive--if demanding--pieces of string-ensemble writing [in various scorings], and they are given exemplary renditions....These are splendid performances, beautifully sung and suavely played..."
This recording received a 1998 "Critic's Choice" award from Gramophone
magazine.
REVIEWS:
American Record Guide (11-12/97, p.103) - "...these are wonderfully sonorous and inventive--if demanding--pieces of string-ensemble writing [in various scorings], and they are given exemplary renditions....These are splendid performances, beautifully sung and suavely played..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fidicinium sacroprofanum by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Violone), Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Anette Isserlis (Viola),
Katherine McGillivray (Viola), Catherine Weiss (Violin), Robert Woolley (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Purcell Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; Salzburg, Austria 
Notes: The 'Fidicinium sacroprofanum' comprises 12 sonatas for either one or two violins, two violas, and basso continuo. 
2. Battalia for Violin, Strings and Basso Continuo in D major by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Pamela Cresswell (Viola), Catherine Weiss (Violin),
Anette Isserlis (Viola), Richard Boothby (Violone), William Hunt (Violone),
Robert Woolley (Harpsichord), Rachel Byrt (Viola), Anna McDonald (Violin),
Katherine McGillivray (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Purcell Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1673 
3. Balletti lamentabili by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Robert Woolley (Harpsichord), Richard Boothby (Violone), Katherine McGillivray (Viola),
Anna McDonald (Violin), Catherine Mackintosh (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Purcell Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1670; Bohemia 
4. Serenade in C major "Nightwatchman's Call" by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Robert Woolley (Harpsichord), Peter Harvey (Bass), Richard Boothby (Violone),
Rachel Byrt (Viola), Catherine Weiss (Violin), Katherine McGillivray (Viola),
Catherine Mackintosh (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Purcell Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Salzburg, Austria 
5. Passacaglia for Violin solo in G minor by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Catherine Mackintosh (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Bohemia 
6. Laetatus sum by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Violone), Robert Woolley (Organ), Anna McDonald (Viola),
Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Richard Wistreich (Bass), Peter Harvey (Bass),
Katherine McGillivray (Viola), Rachel Byrt (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Purcell Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1676; Salzburg, Austria 
7. Nisi Dominus by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Robert Woolley (Organ), Richard Wistreich (Bass), Catherine Mackintosh (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Salzburg, Austria 

Sound Samples

Fidicinium sacro-profanum: Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Grave - Adagio
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: [Adagio] - Allegro - [Presto] - Allegro - Adagio
Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum in B major: Nisi Dominus aedificaverit domum
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: Grave - Allegro - Presto - Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: Alla breve - Adagio - Alla breve
Battalia "Sonata di marche": Presto - Allegro - Presto - The March - Presto - Aria - The Battle - Lament of the Wounded Musketeers: Adagio
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: Allegro - Grave - [Piu presto] - Allegro
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: [Allegro] - [Adagio] - [Allegro] - Presto - Adagio - Allegro - [Adagio]
Laetatus sum
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: [Adagio] - Presto - Allegro - [Presto] - [Allegro] - Presto
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: Allegro - Presto - Adagio
Balletti lamentabili: Sonata -
Balletti lamentabili: Allemanda -
Balletti lamentabili: Sarabande -
Balletti lamentabili: Gavotte -
Balletti lamentabili: Gigue -
Balletti lamentabili: Lamenti -
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: [Allegro] - [Presto] - Allegro - Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: [Allegro] - [Presto] - Allegro - Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Serenada, "Nachtwachterlied": Serenada -
Serenada, "Nachtwachterlied": Allemanda -
Serenada, "Nachtwachterlied": Aria -
Serenada, "Nachtwachterlied": Ciacona: Lost Ihr Herrn ... -
Serenada, "Nachtwachterlied": Gavotte -
Serenada, "Nachtwachterlied": Retirada
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: Adagio - Piu presto - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
Fidicinium sacro-profanum: Allegro - [Piu presto] - [Adagio] - Allegro - Adagio - [Piu adagio] - Allegro
Passacaglia: Mystery (Rosary) Sonatas and :

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