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Trans4mation - transcriptions for guitar quartet of music by Chopin, Corea, Metheny, Pascoal, Gismonti, Schumann / Guitar4mation

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 17 in A flat major, Op. 28/17, CT. 182
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 6 in B minor, Op. 28/6, CT. 171
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 12 in G sharp minor, Op. 28/12, CT. 177
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
>Corea, Chick : The Hilltop, for jazz piano trio
>Metheny, Pat : Letter from Home
>Corea, Chick : Addendum, for violin, cello & piano
>Pascoal, Hermeto : Bebé
>Gismonti, Egberto : A fala da paixao
>Pascoal, Hermeto : Sao Jorge
>Schumann, Robert : Etude no 1 for pedal piano in C major, Op. 56/1
>Schumann, Robert : Etude no 2 for pedal piano in A minor, Op. 56/2
>Schumann, Robert : Etude no 4 for pedal piano in A flat major, Op. 56/4
>Schumann, Robert : Etudes (6) in Canon Form for Pedal Piano, Op. 56
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Notes & Reviews:

For many years, the ensemble Guitar4mation has been receiving enthusiastic critical acclaim by both the audience and the media for their original arrangements and entertaining interpretations of classical piano music. The third album with Gramola, Trans4mation, reflects the ensemble's musical development over the years. Arrangements of piano music play as important a role as on the previous CDs; but this time they did not merely transcribe music by Chick Corea, Hermeto Pascoal, Robert Schumann or Frederic Chopin for guitar. Trans4mation also stands for the metamorphosis of a Prelude by Chopin into a bossa nova by Tom Jobim and of the famous Waltz op. 64 No. 2 in C sharp minor into a very special Viennese-Venezuelan melange. Thus, Guitar4mation builds a bridge between the world of European Romantic music and the world of Latin jazz, between very different styles and continents. Guitar4mation is a guitar quartet based in Vienna, Austria, although the group's members Michal Nagy, Petr Saidl, Martin Wesely and Martin Schwarz live as far apart as Poland, the Czech Republic and widely seperated regions of Austria. Therefore, describing the group as based in trains, cars and planes would probably be more accurate.... The four musicians meet regularly in different places to enthrall their audiences by presenting well known and lesser known music in their unique way, using the magical colours four guitars can create. Every one of Guitar4mation's members adds his own individual musical experiences and stylistic expertise to enrichen the group's repertoire. Guitar4mation was founded in Vienna in 1993. The original ensemble consisted of Alexander Swete, Franics Montocchio, Michal Nagy und Martin Schwarz. The group was reconstructed in 2003 and has been playing with great success in Austria, Germany, Italy, Greece, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic in its current 4mation. Guitar4mation performed at the Wiener Konzerthaus, at international guitar festivals such as Lockenhaus, Mikulov, Gdansk, Tychy, Wroclaw, Gevelsberg, Bad Aibling and did live recordings for the ORF and Polish radio stations. The 1996 debut album From a Hidden Street was produced by Polskie Nagrania Edition Warsaw. The recent CDs "pulse.sound.joy.heart." (2006) and "Sonada de Adios" (2010) were published by Gramola Vienna and have received enthusiastic international acclaim. Guitar4mation's repertoire encompasses modern music, arrangements of romantic, impressionistic and Spanish works, music from Latin America as well as jazz and pop. Original compositions - some of them written for and dedicated to Guitar4mation - and Guitar4mation's unique arrangements are key elements of the group's ability to impress and delight its audiences. SELLING POINTS - Chopin meets Jobim - Brazilian composers Hermeto Pascoal, Egberto Gismonti and Antonio Carlos Jobim - Works by Chick Corea and Pat Metheny

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
Guitar4mation - Petr Saidl, Martin Wesely. Michal Nagy, and Martin Schwarz - is based in Vienna, with members residing in the Czech Republic, Poland, and in distant parts of Austria. Their career is mostly European. They play quite well together. If you enjoy the lighter jazz flavors, you may be interested.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: DH Studio Pardubice, Czech Republic (2012-2014).

Includes prelude from op. 38/4 (chopin) / how insensitive ( by various composers.



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Works Details

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 17 in A flat major, Op. 28/17, CT. 182
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 6 in B minor, Op. 28/6, CT. 171
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 12 in G sharp minor, Op. 28/12, CT. 177
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Corea, Chick : The Hilltop, for jazz piano trio
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Metheny, Pat : Letter from Home
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Corea, Chick : Addendum, for violin, cello & piano
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Pascoal, Hermeto : Bebé
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Gismonti, Egberto : A fala da paixao
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Pascoal, Hermeto : Sao Jorge
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schumann, Robert : Etude no 1 for pedal piano in C major, Op. 56/1
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Schumann, Robert : Etude no 2 for pedal piano in A minor, Op. 56/2
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Schumann, Robert : Etude no 4 for pedal piano in A flat major, Op. 56/4
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845

>Schumann, Robert : Etudes (6) in Canon Form for Pedal Piano, Op. 56
  • Ensemble: Guitar4mation
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845