In this concert, the Bremen Baroque Orchestra presents a particularly exciting chapter in music history, namely music by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, who came from Bohemia, and his contemporaries. North of the Alps, the violin virtuoso was largely responsible for the further development of playing technique on the violin and also for the evolution of various musical genres such as the solo and trio sonata; It’s time to take a closer look at this baroque genius.
Based on his impressive chamber music collection “Harmonia Artificiosa Ariosa”, which Biber published in 1696, the orchestra places his music in the context of various orchestral and solo compositions from the nations around the Alps. Both the tradition of the great Johann Schmelzer and the influences of the Roman master Arcangelo Corelli play an important role in this concert and show the masterly art of composition at the end of the 17th century, in which a turning point was announced, especially in the world of stringed instruments.
Violin: Veronika Skuplik
June 10 2023, 20 Uhr, Unser Lieben Frauen Church Bremen