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The Rosary Sonatas: Part III

The Glorious Mysteries

One of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, full of fearsome virtuosity and dazzling expressiveness. The final of three concerts.

Exceptional Baroque violinist Rachel Podger concludes her three-concert exploration of Biber’s mystical Rosary Sonatas with the most celebratory, joyful music in the entire work.

Joined by her fine international colleagues, she performs the five final ‘Glorious Mysteries’, describing the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ, and the glorification of the Virgin Mary.

Podger brings her trilogy of concerts to a profoundly meditative conclusion with the deeply moving Guardian Angel, an introspective, valedictory work for violin alone.

Rachel Podger Violin
Marcin Świątkiewicz Harpsichord & Chamber Organ
Daniele Caminiti Theorbo

Biber The Rosary Sonatas

The Glorious Mysteries
11 The Resurrection
12 The Ascension
13 The Descent of the Holy Ghost
14 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
15 The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin
Guardian Angel


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Marcin Świątkiewicz Facebook | Instagram

9 August 2019

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.

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