Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber was one of the most original composers of the second half of the 17th century. This set of six dance suites is an prime example of the Austrian master's genius for variety and innovation.
"Biber's emphasis is away from learning and complication, as well as the solo virtuosity he could exploit elsewhere, stressing rather the relaxed kind of ensemble music—mostly happy, sometimes wistful, often witty—that could be enjoyed 'at table' as part of domestic or salon entertainment."—American Record Guide
"The Salzburgers seem to relish this music which was, after all, written for the archbishop of that town….These pieces, from 1680, get from the interpreters … a playful underlayment that keeps them moving along gracefully. The succession of allemandes, gagliards, sarabandes, gigues and courantes never fails to please the listener since the distinct character of each is kept throughout."—Scranton Times