Baroque period instrument ensemble The English Concert is performing an evening of chamber music by Biber and his contemporaries at London’s Kings Place on 6 December. In this video, violinist Nadja Zwiener offers her insight into Biber’s wonderful Rosary Sonatas (or ‘Mystery’ Sonatas). Find out more here: https://englishconcert.co.uk/whats-on…
English Baroque specialist Rachel Podger plays one of the earliest known works for solo violin, the Passacaglia from Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s Rosary Sonatas (also known as the Mystery Sonatas ).
THE STRAD RECOMMENDS The Strad Issue: January 2016 Description: Podger and friends are the ideal guides to Biber’s mysterious sonatas Musicians: Rachel Podger (violin) David Miller (theorbo/archlute) Jonathan Manson (cello/viola da gamba) Marcin ŠšwiÄ…tkiewicz (harpsichord/organ) Composer: Biber The weird and the wonderful combine to compelling effect in ...