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Biber: Rosary Sonatas
Rachel Podger, Marcin Swiatkiewicz, Jonathan Manson
Biber: Rosary Sonatas
Genre: Classical
 
Biber's Rosary Sonatas are considered the most extensive example of scordatura - a technique whereby the strings are purposefully tuned differently from their usual arrangement. In these works, the violin's usual G-D-A-E t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rachel Podger, Marcin Swiatkiewicz, Jonathan Manson, David Miller, Biber
Title: Biber: Rosary Sonatas
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Channel Classics
Release Date: 10/9/2015
Album Type: Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import
Genre: Classical
Style: Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723385373155

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Biber's Rosary Sonatas are considered the most extensive example of scordatura - a technique whereby the strings are purposefully tuned differently from their usual arrangement. In these works, the violin's usual G-D-A-E tuning is only used for the opening sonata and the closing Passacaglia. The other fourteen sonatas each have a different configuration of tuning. Compositionally, this allowed Biber to obtain unusual chords, opening up a whole new spectrum of harmonic and textural possibilities. This fundamentally altered what a violin was and could be; its physicality as well as its voice was transformed. On this recording, the incomparable Rachel Podger reveals all the mysteries and glories of these amazing works.

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