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Friday, March 13, 2009

Cal Bach: Biber Requiem and Steffani Stabat Mater

Cal Bach has an amazing program this weekend, of music you get few opportunities to hear: Heinrich Biber's Requiem and Agostino Steffani's Stabat Mater. If you don't know Biber, you should: he was among the greats in the generation of German composers just before J.S. Bach, and a marvel. Look for his violin music, played by Andrew Manze, all mad filigree and deranged harmonies. I love it.

I've heard some of Biber's choral music as well, a performance of Missa Christi Resurgentis by Manze and the English Consort. Hoo boy!

You can hear Cal Bach in three excellent venues; tickets are $25/18/10:

Fri, Mar 13, 2009, 8pm at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco
Sat, Mar 14, 2009, 8pm at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Palo Alto
Sun, Mar 15, 2009, 4pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley

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