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Symposium 125-CURIOUS INVENTIONS

Sunday, 25 February 2018 @ 5:00pm
Monday, 26 February 2018 @ 7:00pm

CURIOUS INVENTIONS

The dazzling violin repertoire of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, with works by Georg Böhm, Johann Jakob Froberger, and Johann Rosenmüller.

Curious inventions, extravagant caprices, bizarrenesses, ideas, harmonic artifices – such marvelous captions to 17th-century tomes of violin music herald what was referred to as the fantastic style.  The composer whose flights of fancy stretched the instrument to the outermost edges of its reach was surely Heinrich Ignaz von Biber.  This is virtuoso music whose aim is “to please, to overtake and to astonish.”

Program


  • Partia No. 3 in A Major

    Praeludium
    Allamande
    Amener
    Balletto
    Gigue
    Ciacona

     

    Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
    (1644-1704)

  • Prelude, Fugue and Postlude in G Minor
    Georg Böhm
    (1661-1733)

  • Sonata Representativa

    Allegro
    Nachtigal
    (Nightingale)
    CuCu (Cuckoo)
    Fresch (Frog)
    Die Henn und Der Hann (The Cock & The Hen)
    Die Wachtel (The Quail)
    Die Katz (The Cat)
    Musquetier Mars (Musketeers’ March)
    Allemande

     

    Biber

  • Partia No. 5 in G minor 

    Intrada
    Aria
    Balletto
    Gigue
    Passacaglia

     

    Biber
  • INTERMISSION

  • Toccata No. 2 in D Minor
    Johann Jakob Froberger
    (1616-1667)

  • Sonata No. 1 in G Minor
    Johann Rosenmüller
    (1617-1684)

  • Passacaglia
    Biber

  • Meditation on my future death
    Froberger

  • Partia No. 6 in D Major

    Praeludium
    Aria with Variatio
    Finale

     

    Biber

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