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Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

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(b Wartenberg, Bohemia, 1644; d Salzburg, 1704). Ger.‐Bohemian violinist and composer, becoming Kapellmeister at Salzburg, 1684. Prolific composer for vn. Also wrote 2 operas, a ...

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von (1644)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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..., Heinrich Ignaz Franz von ( b Wartenberg, Bohemia , 1644 ; d Salzburg , 1704 ) German –Bohemian violinist and composer , becoming Kapellmeister at Salzburg, 1684 . Prolific composer for vn Also wrote 2 operas, a Requiem, chbr music, tpt conc. and ‘Nightwatchman’ Serenade (for 2 vn, 2 vla, and continuo). His 8 vn sonatas with continuo ( 1681 ) demand a virtuoso's technique, as do the 15 Mystery (or Rosary ) sonatas ( c. 1678 ) for vn and bass. His Battalia is an early example of programme...

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von

Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von (Aug. 1644)   Reference library

Denis Arnold and Basil Smallman

The Oxford Companion to Music

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...Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von ( b Wartenberg, nr Reichenberg [now Liberec], Bohemia , Aug. 1644 ; d Salzburg , 3 May 1704 ). Bohemian composer and violinist . After early service to the Prince-Bishop of Olomouc, he transferred in 1670 to the Archbishop's Kapelle at Salzburg, where he remained for the rest of his life, becoming Kapellmeister in 1684 . In 1690 he was knighted by Emperor Leopold I . The most renowned virtuoso violinist of his time, Biber is remembered mainly for his contributions to the solo violin repertory. These...

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber  

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(b Wartenberg, Bohemia, 1644; d Salzburg, 1704).Ger.‐Bohemian violinist and composer, becoming Kapellmeister at Salzburg, 1684. Prolific composer for vn. Also wrote 2 operas, a Requiem, chamber mus., ...
Chladek, Rosalia

Chladek, Rosalia (21 May 1905)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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...education and dance pedagogy according to her system. After World War II Chladek devoted increasing attention to group choreography. Works created for students and for the Rosalia Chladek Dance Group include the dance drama Kleine Passion ( 1948 ), to music by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber ; Die Vier Temperamente ( 1949 ), to music by Paul Hindemith ; From Morning to Midnight ( 1951 ), to music by George Gershwin , Aaron Copland , and Irving Berlin ; Afro-Amerikanische Lyrick ( 1952 ); and Curriculum Aeternum ( 1968 ). After a period that...

Requiem

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David J. Rothenberg

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

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2016
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...to express the sorrowful affect of the requiem texts. Though infrequently performed today, these late-seventeenth-century compositions include examples by some of the most prominent composers of the era, such as the Salzburg Kapellmeister and violin virtuoso Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber ( 1644–1704 ) and the leading Neapolitan opera composer Alessandro Scarlatti ( 1660–1725 ). In the high Baroque era of the early eighteenth century, numerous requiems were composed, often by leading operatic composers, though none survives by the best known...

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