Der Musikalische Garten
Germá n Echeverri Chamorro
· Violin, Viola, Viola d’amore
Karoline Echeverri Klemm · Violin, Viola d’amore
Annekatrin Beller Violoncello
Daniela NiedhammerHarpsichord, Organ
Thomas Boysen · Theorbo, Lute, Guitar

Even in the 17th century critics called it a “forced art”, and indeed, even for many professionals today it is not easy to understand scordatura as an intuitive way of playing the violin. But when composers master the art of retuned strings to perfection, completely new sound experiences are possible. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber was without doubt one of the greatest in this field, and so his seven sonatas recorded here really do offer “artful vocal harmonies”, as the Latin title promises. In each sonata, Biber prescribes different, sometimes considerably different, retunings – the result is sometimes considerably more, sometimes considerably less tension on the strings, which leads to a completely new tonal differentiation of the apparently so familiar string instruments. The ensemble “Der musikalische Garten” presents this technically and musically perfect.

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704)
CD 1: Part one
PARTIA I IN D MINOR
1. I Sonata 2:31
2. II Allamande 1:57
3. III Gigue 4:21
4. IV Aria 2:39
5. V Sarabande 3:05
6. VI Finale 0:48
PARTIA II IN B MINOR
7. I Praeludium 1:48
8. II Allamande – Variatio 3:11
9. III Balletto 0:58
10. IV Aria 0:40
11. V Gigue 1:19
PARTIA III IN A MAJOR
18. I Sonata 2:24
19. II Allamande 1:43
20. III Trezza 0:53
21. IV Aria 1:12
22. V Canario 0:34
23. VI Gigue 1:06
24. VII Pollicinello 0:20
Total time CD I: 40:58
CD 2: Part two
PARTIA V IN G MINOR
1. I Intrada 1:20
2. II Aria 1:43
3. III Balletto 0:31
4. IV Gigue 0:48
5. V Passacaglia 4:16
PARTIA VI IN D MAJOR
6. I Praeludium 2:39
7. II Aria – Variatio I-XIII 13:08
8. III Finale 1:28
PARTIA VII IN C MINOR
9. I Praeludium 2:32
10. II Allamande 1:51
11. III Sarabande 1:40
12. IV Gigue 1:53
13. V Aria 1:37
14. VI Trezza 0:45
15. VII Arietta variata 5:56
Total time CD II: 42:14
Total time CD I + CD II: 1:23:32
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