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Bach, Byrd, Gibbons + Contemporary Music

Alexandra Sostmann

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Format: CD

Cat No: TXA20145

Release Date:  10 July 2020

Label:  TYZart

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  4250702801450

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

Release Date:  14 August 2020

Label:  TYZart

Packaging Type:  Gate Fold Vinyl

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  4250702801467

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    This new recording is about polyphonic references between the great counterpoint artists Byrd, Gibbons, Bach and the contemporary composers John Tavener, Oliver Knussen, John Adams, Markus Horn and Xiaoyong Chen. The two Bach Ricercari from the Musical Offering form the bracket. The exciting connection of the individual, different works to each other is created by the polyphonic structures, the modal church keys or by religious, spiritual references. 429 years lie between the work of Byrd and the work of Xiaoyong Chen composed for the CD. With Bach, Byrd, Gibbons and Contemporary Music, the listener can expect a recording that is wonderfully audible, in a positive sense unexhausting. You have to get involved with the depth, the space and sometimes the silence, but it is worth it, because the music changes your own self and focuses attention on you. “I’m interested in the connections between different epochs and their polyphonic structures. So obviously there was no way that I could ignore Johann Sebastian Bach. However, I considered what to combine with his Ricercares a 3 and a 6 from The Musical Offering. First I thought of William Byrd, as I knew that polyphony and contrapuntal style were important to him, despite the fact that he was almost 150 years older than Bach. I began with vocal polyphony and arrived at Orlando Gibbons and virginal music, which I wanted to combine with contemporary music. And then the search began …� (Alexandra Sostmann)

    Description

    Now on LP (CD Version TXA20145). This new recording is about polyphonic references between the great counterpoint artists Byrd; Gibbons; Bach and the contemporary composers John Tavener; Oliver Knussen; John Adams; Markus Horn and Xiaoyong Chen. The two Bach Ricercari from the Musical Offering form the bracket. The exciting connection of the individual; different works to each other is created by the polyphonic structures; the modal church keys or by religious; spiritual references. 429 years lie between the work of Byrd and the work of Xiaoyong Chen composed for the LP. With Bach; Byrd; Gibbons and Contemporary Music; the listener can expect a recording that is wonderfully audible; in a positive sense unexhausting. You have to get involved with the depth; the space and sometimes the silence; but it is worth it; because the music changes your own self and focuses attention on you. �I�m interested in the connections between different epochs and their polyphonic structures. So obviously there was no way that I could ignore Johann Sebastian Bach. However; I considered what to combine with his Ricercares a 3 and a 6 from The Musical Offering. First I thought of William Byrd; as I knew that polyphony and contrapuntal style were important to him; despite the fact that he was almost 150 years older than Bach. I began with vocal polyphony and arrived at Orlando Gibbons and virginal music; which I wanted to combine with contemporary music. And then the search began �� (Alexandra Sostmann)

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Johann Sebastian Bach: Musical Offering Ricercar A 3 Voci / BWV 1079
      • 2. Oliver Knussen: Prayer Bell Sketch
      • 3. John Tavener:The Lord’s Prayer
      • 4. William Byrd: Pavan MB 52 / FVB 254/255
      • 5. William Byrd: Galliard MB 52 / FVB 254/255
      • 6. Markus Horn: Piece After Byrd (2019)
      • 7. John Tavener: In Memory Of My Two Cats
      • 8. John Adams: China Gates
      • 9. Orlando Gibbons: Pavan Lord Salisbury / MB 18/19
      • 10. Orlando Gibbons: Galliard Lord Salisbury / MB 18/19
      • 11. John Tavener: Zodiacs
      • 12. Xiaoyong Chen Diary VI
      • 16. JS Bach: Musical Offering Ricercar A 6 Voci / BWV 1079

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. JS Bach: Musical Offering Ricercar A 3 Voci / BWV 1079
      • 2. Oliver Knussen: Prayer Bell Sketch
      • 3. John Taverner: The Lord�s Prayer
      • 4. William Byrd: Pavan MB 52 / FVB 254/255
      • 5. Galliard MB 52 / FVB 254/255
      • 6. Markus Horn: Piece After Byrd (2019)
      • 7. John Taverner: In Memory Of My Two Cats
      • 8. John Adams: China Gates
      • 9. Orlando Gibbons: Pavan Lord Salisbury / MB 18/19
      • 10. Galliard Lord Salisbury / MB 18/19
      • 11. John Taverner: Zodiacs

      Side 2

      • 1. Xiaoyoung Chen: Diary VI
      • 5. JS Bach: Musical Offering Ricercar A 6 Voci / BWV 1079