JOHANN JACOB WALTHER (1650-1717): Hortulus Chelicus: Suites No. 6 in B Minor, No. 8 in E, No. 9 in C Minor and No. 20 in E Minor, Aria No. 14 in G Minor, Serenata a un Coro No. 28 in D, Passagagli No. 7 in D Minor.
Catalogue Number: 06J017
Label: Zig-Zag Territories
Description: Although practically ignored today, Walther, along with Biber, the German composer most responsible for adopting virtuoso violin writing using polyphonic techniques, multiple stopping and the use of high positions. Unlike Biber, however, he shunned the use of scordatura. This collection, published in 1688 ("Little Garden of the Lyre") contains both accessible, melodious pieces for amateurs and others containing every type of pyrotechnics for professionals. Les Plaisirs du Parnasse; David Plantier (violin).