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Catalogue No.: 
OR 0026
EAN Code: 
Recording Date: 
May 2016
Recording Venue: 
St. Pölten, Austria
October 2016

enSuite means “then” … but it can also be understood as a “continuation” of something that already exists – Baroque suites for instance, which served as a formal receptacle for all different kinds of pieces, including those for dance. This is the main idea of the program of enSuite, a work conceived by violinist Bojidara Kouzmanova-Vladar and violist Julia Purgina. The two string players selected their favourite pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach´s music for solo violin and then presented them to contemporary composers. The objective was to engage with the music of Bach in such a way that the new compositions could be combined with the Baroque works to create a “timeless” suite. The four Austrian-based composers approached the task in different ways, but all of them decided to make subtle hints towards Bach and enrich the contemporary soundscape with Baroque allusions, which at times can be heard in the foreground, while othertimes remain nearly inaudible. 

Julia Purgina (*1980)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Sonata No. 1 for solo violin, BWV 1001
Michael Amann (*1964)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata No. 2 for solo violin, BWV 1003
Jorge Sánchez-Chiong (*1969)
Sputnik Planum for violin and viola
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 2 for solo violin, BWV 1004
Roland Freisitzer (*1973)
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