Biber: Harmonia Artificiosa-ariosa (partiten 1-7)
Label: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI
Ensemble - Les Passions de l'Ame Conductor - Meret Lüthi
Partitas 1 - 7
The Bernese ensemble Les Passions de l'Ame has received excellent reviews for all its releases on the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi label and was awarded an OPUS KLASSIK in 2020 for the album "Variety" (jpc 9267561). "The pulsating centre of this recording is once again the ensemble leader and baroque violinist Meret Lüthi, who here effortlessly combines virtuoso (secular) and spiritual (sacred) aspects of this music with a pithy tone and sparkling temperament. (...) An absolutely convincing and varied recording!", wrote Toccata about the album "Variety" and RBB Kultur said: "Les Passions de l'Ame play with high perfection and passion, especially the two violinists Meret Lüthi and Sabine Stoffer deserve top marks" Now the complete recording of all seven parts of the famous collection "Harmonia Artificioso-Ariosa" by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) is released by dhm - with violinist Meret Lüthi and with Sabine Stoffer as second solo violin and Anja-Regine Graewel as solo viola. Undoubtedly a reference recording of the seven demanding trio sonatas, which show Biber's virtuosity as a violinist and his ingenuity as a composer.