Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

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Biber was a 17th century violin virtuoso and prominent composer whose wildly experimental works were unknown until the 20th century.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Sonata violino solo representativa (Representatio Avium), for violin & continuo in A major, C. 146 (B. IV 184) 1669 09:20 Chamber Music
Mystery Sonatas (16), for violin & basso continuo (or solo violin), C. 90-105 1676 01:24:14 Chamber Music
Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 14 in D major ("The Assumption"), C. 103 1676 09:02 Chamber Music
Balletti Lamentabili à 4, suite for violin, 2 violas & continuo in E minor, C. 59 1670 07:18 Orchestral
Sonata tam Aris à 6, for 2 violins, 3 violas & continuo No. 5 in E minor (Sonatae No. 5), C. 118 1670 07:58 Chamber Music
Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 1 in D minor ("The Annunciation"), C. 90 1676 05:44 Chamber Music
Missa Salisburgensis, mass for 2 double choruses in 16 parts, double orchestra & double continuo, C. App. 101 (attribution uncertain) 1682 16:44 Choral
Sonata à 7, for 6 trumpets, kettledrums & continuo in C major, C. 111 1668 04:49 Chamber Music
Sonata tam Aris à 5, for trumpet, violin, 2 violas & continuo No. 4 in C major (Sonatae No. 4), C. 117 1668 05:07 Chamber Music
Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 10 in G minor ("The Crucifixion"), C. 99 1676 09:31 Chamber Music
Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 9 in A minor ("The Carrying of the Cross"), C. 98 1676 07:59 Chamber Music
Passacaglia (Mystery Sonata), for violin solo in G minor, C. 105 1676 08:41 Chamber Music
Missa Alleluja, mass for vocal soloists, double chorus, orchestra, percussion & continuo, C. 1 1690 29:00 Choral
Sonata Sancto Polycarpi à 9, for 8 trumpets, kettledrums & continuo in C major, C. 113 1673 04:43 Chamber Music
Sonata tam Aris à 6, for 2 violins, 3 violas & continuo No. 3 in G minor (Sonatae No. 3), C. 116 1668 06:37 Chamber Music
Battalia, for 3 violins, 4 violas, 2 violini & keyboard in D major, C. 61 (B. XIV 122) 1673 08:58 Chamber Music Orchestral
Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 4 in D minor ("The Presentation"), C. 93 1676 08:22 Chamber Music
Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 15 in C major ("The Coronation"), C. 104 1676 12:07 Chamber Music
Mystery Sonata, for violin & continuo No. 8 in B flat major ("The Crowning with Thorns"), C. 97 1676 06:38 Chamber Music
Sonata tam Aris à 8, for 2 trumpets, 2 violins, 2 violas & continuo No. 12 in C major (Sonatae No. 12), C. 125 1676 05:16 Chamber Music
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