Harmonia Podcast #113: Biber, Baroque Band, and Musica Antiqua Cologne



The podcast for this week revolves around Heinrich Ignaz Biber, a 17th-century German composer who wrote brilliant and popular works for solo violin. The focus, however, is not on his small-scale compositions, but on the orchestral ones, including suites and programmatic pieces.

Both recordings reminded me of just how interesting Biber’s music really is, and how much I enjoy listening to it.

  • Biber – Mensa Sonora – Baroque Band
  • Biber, Schmelzer, Walther – Scherzi Musicali – Musica Antiqua Cologne


#113 — “Biber with the Baroque Band and Musica Antiqua Cologne”

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(Garry Clarke, Artistic Director of the Baroque Band)

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