On this solo album, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff pairs three Bach cello suites with two short modern pieces by Thorsten Encke.
Tanja Tetzlaff performs an extensive range of works, embracing both core repertoire and contemporary compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her recording of the cello concertos by Wolfgang Rihm and Ernst Toch was released by NEOS. After enjoying great success in numerous international competitions, she has subsequently performed with leading orchestras such as the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Paris, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
She has worked with notable conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Daniel Harding, Sir Roger Norrington, Philippe Herreweghe, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Paavo Järvi, Michael Gielen, and Heinz Holliger, amongst others. She is a member of the core ensemble of the Heimbach Festival Spannungen. Her regular chamber music partners include Lars Vogt, Leif Ove Andsnes, Alexander Lonquich, Antje Weithaas, and Sharon Kam. Tanja Tetzlaff is a member of the Tetzlaff Quartett, which she founded in 1994 together with her brother Christian Tetzlaff, Elisabeth Kufferath and Hanna Weinmeister. Tanja Tetzlaff and her duet partner Gunilla Süssmann have recorded three CDs together. The first two were released by CAvi-music featuring Brahms (2012) and a Nordic-Russian programme (2008), and their third disc was released in spring 2018 featuring works by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara.