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 parenthesis is formed by the two Bach Ricercari from the "Musical Offering". 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 & Contemporary Music", the listener can expect a recording that is wonderfully audible, even effortless in a positive sense. He has to engage with depth, space and sometimes silence — but it is worth it, because the music changes our "own self "and focuses attention on us.
BACH, BYRD, GIBBONS + CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Alexandra Sostmann, piano