[ Harmonia Mundi Gold / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Friday 17 June 2016
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1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (pre 1700) - "Andrew Manze offers stylish and unfussy readings that mix reverence and whimsy in equal parts." New York Times: The Best Classical CD's of 2004
The 'Rosary' Sonatas are one of the most unusual collections of violin music ever assembled and it is these works on which Biber's present-day fame rests. Calling for a different violin tuning, scordatura, in each of the 15 Sonatas - all played here on the same Amati instrument - the full set is a triumph of Baroque invention and 17th-century virtuoso style. The Gramophone Award-winning partnership of Andrew Manze and Richard Egarr meets this challenge with dazzling results.
Andrew Manze plays a violin by Amati, 1700; bow by Gerhard Landwehr, Heemstede, 1988, after an Italian model.