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Bach: French Suites - Chopin: Mazurkas / Sostmann


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Tyxart   Catalog #: 17097  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFrédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. Read more 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

Works on This Recording

1.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 1 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 2 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
4.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
5.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 4 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
6.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
7.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 2 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 4 in A minor, B 163 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
9.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
10.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 2 in A minor, B 18 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
11.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 4 in F minor, B 168 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Paris, France 
12.
French Suite no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alexandra Sostmann (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 

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