!!! It’s supposed to sound crazy 🙂 The fantastical quodlibet “Die liederliche Gesellschaft von allerley Humor” from Biber’s Battalia. 4K video from the Voices of Music Virtuoso Concertos concert, December, 2017.
In this unusual work, Biber weaves together popular songs using an unprecedented level of dissonance. This work is presented here for the first time in 4K, ultra-high definition video.
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Original title (old spelling): “Die liederliche Gselschafft von allerley Humor.”