Salzburg Splendor: Music of Heinrich I.F. Biber-Selections from Mensa sonora, Nisi Dominus, and Others
Location: Harkness Chapel
One day, court composer Heinrich Biber left his post in Moravia to purchase some instruments from famed Austrian violin maker Jakob Stainer and never returned. Instead, he traveled to the Salzburg court, where he stayed for the rest of his life. Salzburg proved to be fertile ground for Biber, and he produced a rich array of music in many genres, from light, entertaining background music to deep, soulful song. Nisi Dominus, composed for a true low bass voice and violin, is one of many extraordinary pieces on this program.
Free and open to the public. Paid parking available in the Ford Avenue garage, Severance Hall garage or at the meters along Bellflower Road and East Blvd.
The 2018-19 academic year marks the 50th Anniversary of an exceptional partnership between Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since 1968, these two distinguished institutions have participated in an integrated music program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The JMP allows students at both institutions to take advantage of the resources of a major research university as well as those of a leading conservatory.