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Lina Tur Bonet, Musica Alchemica – Biber: Violin Sonatas (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Lina Tur Bonet, Musica Alchemica – Biber: Violin Sonatas (2022)
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Award-winning Spanish Baroque violinist Lina Tur Bonet leads her ensemble Musica Alchemica on this presentation of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s intriguing Rosary Sonatas (or Mystery Sonatas), fully rising to the challenge of this difficult and technically complex music. These pieces are unlike anything else in the violin literature, with scordatura, or unconventional instrument tuning, exhaustively explored in the cycle: each sonata calls for a different tuning and represents one of the Catholic Rosary Mysteries.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber is the most dazzling figure among the violin virtuosos of the 17th century, comparable to a Paganini in the 19th, even though Biber did not travel around and spent most of his life permanently employed as a Kapellmeister in Salzburg. Biber’s pieces are bursting with virtuoso elements, new techniques, bizarreness and endless ingenuity – the “stylus phantasticus” at the height of the age. His collection of Violin Sonatas, printed in Nuremberg in 1681, became a standard work and spread throughout Europe. Lina Tur Bonet has selected four of the eight Sonatas for Solo Violin with Basso Continuo and added a Parthia for two viola d’amore.

The Spanish violinist Lina Tur Bonet is a pronounced specialist for virtuoso violin music of the early Baroque and has already recorded several albums with her ensemble Musica Alchemica on the Pan Classics label. Her complete recording of Biber’s Rosary Sonatas was celebrated by critics and audiences alike, and she received the “Diapason d’or” in France for her album “La Bellezza”. Her two albums with Vivaldi Concertos and Sonatas also received great acclaim.

01. Lina Tur Bonet – I. Adagio (01:51)
02. Lina Tur Bonet – II. Aria (02:38)
03. Lina Tur Bonet – III. Presto (03:01)
04. Lina Tur Bonet – IV. Variation (05:11)
05. Lina Tur Bonet – I. — (02:20)
06. Lina Tur Bonet – II. Variation (05:14)
07. Lina Tur Bonet – III. Aria (03:58)
08. Lina Tur Bonet – I. — (03:11)
09. Lina Tur Bonet – II. Presto (00:44)
10. Lina Tur Bonet – III. Variation (05:33)
11. Lina Tur Bonet – IV. Finale (01:26)
12. Lina Tur Bonet – I. — (01:22)
13. Lina Tur Bonet – II. Passacagli (04:26)
14. Lina Tur Bonet – III. — (02:12)
15. Lina Tur Bonet – IV. Gavotte (02:19)
16. Lina Tur Bonet – V. Adagio (03:03)
17. Lina Tur Bonet – I. Praeludium (02:58)
18. Lina Tur Bonet – II. Allamande (02:11)
19. Lina Tur Bonet – III. Sarabande (01:13)
20. Lina Tur Bonet – IV. Gigue (02:06)
21. Lina Tur Bonet – V. Aria (02:00)
22. Lina Tur Bonet – VI. Trezza (00:48)
23. Lina Tur Bonet – VII. Arietta variata (06:54)


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