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Biber & Biber / Concerto Stella Matutina


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Fra Bernardo   Catalog #: 10593  
Composer:  Carl Heinrich BiberHeinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Johannes Hammerle
Conductor:  Johannes Hammerle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Stella Matutina
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The international music world has long been familiar with both the name and music of Biber. Listeners too are now familiar with the legendary “Rosenkranz” sonatas or the mischievous “Sonata representative” composed by the musician once in service of Bishop Karl Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn. The magnificent sacred music that Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber von Bibern wrote as the prince-bishop’s Kapellmeister for Salzburg cathedral has also been highlighted in various festivals and recordings over recent years. Perhaps only scholars are aware of the fact that Biber also held the position of “Truchsess” (lord high steward) to the archbishop and was therefore responsible for the princely table. And as it turned out, one of the virtuoso violinist’s Read more eleven sons (the eighth) succeeded his father in this honorable office. This may justifiably be considered an interesting but marginal detail of Salzburg history, but as you will no doubt appreciate after listening to this recording, the eighth child Carl Heinrich Biber, born on September 4th 1681 in Salzburg, had an important, even formative influence on the city’s musical life, and that only a few years before Mozart’s birth! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Missa Resurrectionis Domini by Carl Heinrich Biber
Performer:  Johannes Hammerle (Organ)
Conductor:  Johannes Hammerle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Stella Matutina
Period: Baroque 
Written: Austria 
2.
Quasi cedrus exaltata sum by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Johannes Hammerle (Organ)
Conductor:  Johannes Hammerle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Stella Matutina
Period: Baroque 
Written: Austria 
3.
Vesperae longiores ac breviores by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Johannes Hammerle (Organ)
Conductor:  Johannes Hammerle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Stella Matutina
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693; Salzburg, Austria 
4.
Requiem by Carl Heinrich Biber
Performer:  Johannes Hammerle (Organ)
Conductor:  Johannes Hammerle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Stella Matutina
Period: Baroque 
Written: Austria 

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