Alice Sara Ott: Echoes of Life

August 11, 2021, 9:00 am

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For her tenth Deutsche Grammophon release, pianist Alice Sara Ott returns to the music of Frédéric Chopin. She approaches Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28, from a fresh perspective, finding a personal thread that parallels the music’s dramatic arc and wide-ranging moods. Ott frames the Preludes within a contemporary context by interspersing them with seven works by 20th- and 21st-century composers. She says, “Echoes Of Life is a personal reflection on the thoughts and moments that influence and change our lives. In interpreting music from composers who, in their own time, challenged the system and redefined music, I see it as my role as a classical musician to carry this spirit forward by not insisting on reproducing bygone traditions and limitations.”