Biber: Balletti And Sonatas For Trumpets And Strings

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704), better known as plain old Heinrich Biber, was one of the most important composers of the late 17th century.

His compositional output has kept many baroque musicians in gigs, so when René Clemencic and his Clemencic Consort were deciding on music for trumpet and violin, there wasn’t too much guesswork as to what they’d be recording.

On this CD from Oehms classics, the consort performs a set of sonatas and collection of suites, both composed for the Archbishop of Salzburg.

They also present a balletti for two trumpets and strings.

If you’ve never heard of Biber, or are only familiar with his Mystery Sonatas, the Clemencic Consort provides you an easy entrance into the full compositional output of this Baroque master.

Our quick pick this week is “The Powers of Heaven.”

Paul Hillier leads the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in a celebration of the rich heritage of Orthodox Music from the 17th and 18th Centuries.

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Heinrich I.F. von Biber (1644-1704): Sonatae tam Aris quam Aulis servientes: A Due No. 1
Rene Clemencic/Clemencic Consort — Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Balletti and Sonatas for Trumpets and Strings (Oehms Classics, 2005)
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Heinrich I.F. von Biber (1644-1704): Sonatae tam Aris quam Aulis servientes: A Due No. 1
Rene Clemencic/Clemencic Consort — Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Balletti and Sonatas for Trumpets and Strings (Oehms Classics, 2005)
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Heinrich I.F. von Biber (1644-1704): Balletti a 6: Ciacona
Rene Clemencic/Clemencic Consort — Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Balletti and Sonatas for Trumpets and Strings (Oehms Classics, 2005)
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Heinrich I.F. von Biber (1644-1704): Sonatae tam Aris quam Aulis servientes: A Due No. 3
Rene Clemencic/Clemencic Consort — Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Balletti and Sonatas for Trumpets and Strings (Oehms Classics, 2005)
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Anonymous: O Most Holy Maiden Mary
Paul Hillier/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir — The Powers of Heaven (Harmonia Mundi, 2003)
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Nikolai Diletsky (c.1630-c.1680): Praise the Name of the Lord
Paul Hillier/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir — The Powers of Heaven (Harmonia Mundi, 2003)
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David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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