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EN SUITE - KOUZMANOVA-VLADAR; PURGINA

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En Suite

Julia Purgina (viola), Bojidara Kouzmanova-Vladar (violin)

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.

Amann: Swing Bridge for violin and viola
Bach, J S: Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
Bach, J S: Sonata for solo violin No. 1 in G minor, BWV1001
Bach, J S: Sonata for solo violin No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003
Freisitzer: Chaconne for violin and viola
Purgina: Preludio for violin and viola


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