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On her previous album “Bach & Contemporary Music“, that was released in 2014, Alexandra Sostmann demonstrated Bach‘s influence on modern composers. In her new recording, she traces the relationship between Chopin and Bach – with one particular aspect in mind. “All the works I have recorded are determined by dance forms, but stylized dances, of course, that were never intended as an invitation to dance, “says Sostmann. She has chosen ten Mazurkas by Chopin and placed them between two of Bach‘s French Suites, No. 3 in B minor BWV 814 and No. 5 in G major BWV 816. Alexandra Sostmann ranks among the select circle of musicians whose repertoire represents such an extraordinarily broad stylistic spectrum that ranges from Baroque to Modern.
Effortlessly, fluently, she explores the intricately interwoven paths of musical history- in concert or on her albums. Her intelligent, sensitive interpretations of works from Bach to Xiaoyong Chen delight critics and the public alike. Read less
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