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Bach & Contemporary Music - Works by J.S. Bach, Gubaidulina, Part, Riley, Dutilleux, Shostakovich / Alexandra Sostmann, piano

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Toccata-Troncata, for piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Für Alina, for piano
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807
>Chen, Xiaoyong : Diary 3, for piano
>Riley, Terry [Composer] : G-Song, for string quartet & synthesizer, or synthesizer & soprano sax
>Dutilleux, Henri : Au gré des ondes, short pieces (6) for piano
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard no 6 in D minor (WTC I/6), BWV 851 (BC L85)
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 24 in D minor, Op. 87/24

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Toccata-Troncata, for piano
>Pärt, Arvo : Für Alina, for piano
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807
>Chen, Xiaoyong : Diary 3, for piano
>Riley, Terry [Composer] : G-Song, for string quartet & synthesizer, or synthesizer & soprano sax
>Dutilleux, Henri : Au gré des ondes, short pieces (6) for piano
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard no 6 in D minor (WTC I/6), BWV 851 (BC L85)
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 24 in D minor, Op. 87/24
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, July/August 2014
Alexandra Sostmann's program couples various Bach works with compositions by 20th Century and contemporary composers that are directly influenced by the German baroque master. She has a beautiful, singing tone - well captured by the recording engineers - that works best for luminous, meditative music such as Pärt's haunting Für Alina, the beautiful sound studies in Xiaoyong Chen's Diary III, and the slow Bach movements.

Alexandra Sostmann traces the delicate ramifications in the history of piano music. Despite the historical distances, the choices makes clear that music and interpretation are dependent upon one another and that, together, they can reveal similarities between baroque and contemporary music. Magnificent Baroque as well as 'new' Piano Music by Bach, Gubaidulina, Part, Xiaoyong Chen (Premiere Recording), Terry Riley (Transcription for Piano - Premiere Recording), Dutilleux and Shostakovich.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg (09/2013).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
  • Performer: Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1714

>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Toccata-Troncata, for piano
  • Performer: Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1971

>Pärt, Arvo : Für Alina, for piano
  • Performer: Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1976

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807
  • Performer: Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1720

>Chen, Xiaoyong : Diary 3, for piano
  • Performer: Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Riley, Terry [Composer] : G-Song, for string quartet & synthesizer, or synthesizer & soprano sax
  • Performer: Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1980

>Dutilleux, Henri : Au gré des ondes, short pieces (6) for piano
  • Performer: Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1946

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue, for keyboard no 6 in D minor (WTC I/6), BWV 851 (BC L85)
  • Performer: Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Prelude & Fugue for piano no 24 in D minor, Op. 87/24
  • Performer: Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951