Until recently, the average concertgoer could have been forgiven for knowing very little about Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644 -1704). His music cropped up only rarely in programmes. Occasionally, a violinist would play one of his sonatas, as the Bohemian-born Biber was one of the great violin virtuosos of his day. But the larger-scale music of one of Mozart’s most significant predecessors as Kapellmeister to the
court of the Archbishop of Salzburg (a post Biber held from 1684 until his death in
1704) went almost entirely unperformed.
Valletta International Baroque Ensemble
Stefano Molardi - Conductor
Riccardo Bianchi - Chorus Master