Daniel Pioro & James McVinnie

Mystery Sonatas - Part 3: The Glorious Mysteries

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Enter into Heinrich Biber’s experimental musical mind in the Mystery Sonatas for violin and continuo, performed by Daniel Pioro and James McVinnie over three consecutive evenings. Biber melds virtuosity and theatricality with an emotional power that renders an experience as dazzling today as when first heard in the seventeenth century.

A journey for audience, artist, and instrument, the work represents the fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary, each sonata requiring a different tuning of the violin’s strings. Uncovering fresh colours and timbres, the result is a set of works constantly questing, striving, and contorting to plumb ever-deeper spiritual states. The work concludes with the ‘Guardian Angel’, an extraordinary unaccompanied Passacaglia for the violin.

Unpublished during Biber’s lifetime, it’s quite possible the Mystery Sonatas were written to accompany private devotions, and were in fact never intended for the public’s ears. In the intimate setting of the Octagon Chapel, this work will astonish in the hands of two artists renowned for their uncompromising and daring approach to music-making.

 

With thanks to Festival Friend, Roger Rowe

 

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Important information

Duration: 60 Minutes

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Friday

20 May

08:30 pm

£7.50 - £20.00

Image Credit: Daniel Pioro © Stefan Thorndah

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