“A Net of Traditions” — In this personal musical selection, the pianist Alexandra Sostmann traces the delicate ramifications in the history of piano music. Despite the historical distance between the separate works, the choice makes clear that music and interpretation are dependent upon one another and that, together, they can reveal similarities between baroque and contemporary music.
For example: The question of whether G Song fits into the context of this CD, which accentuates the manyfaceted flourishing of musical tradition, is answered by the composer Terry Riley with an »enthusiastic YES for this project«. The ear is best qualified to recognise that in Baroque Music, polyphony forms the rhythm, whereas in Minimal Music, polyrhythmic conjurs up the melody.
Magnificent Baroque as well as “new” Piano Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sofia Gubaidulina, Arvo Pärt, Xiaoyong Chen (Premiere Recording), Terry Riley (Transcription for Piano — Premiere Recording), Henri Dutilleux and Dmitri Shostakovich.