Arrangements or Transfigurations | Praga Digitals DSD350132

Arrangements or Transfigurations

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Label: Praga Digitals

Cat No: DSD350132

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 12th May 2017

Contents

Artists

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
Grumiaux Trio
Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Guarneri Quartet
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Tokyo String Quartet
London Symphony Orchestra
Prague Wind Quintet
Zemlinsky Quartet

Conductors

Robert Craft
Antal Dorati

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV846-869
» no.8 in E flat minor, BWV853

Brahms, Johannes

Piano Quartet no.1 in G minor, op.25 (orch. Schoenberg)
» II Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo
Piano Quartet no.1 in G minor, op.25
» II Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo

Janacek, Leos

Mladi (Youth Suite), JWVII/10 (transcr. Krystof Martaka for string quartet)
Mladi (Youth Suite), JWVII/10

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Preludes and Fugues (6), K404a
» no.1 in D minor

Stravinsky, Igor

Etudes (4) for orchestra
Pieces (3) for string quartet

Artists

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
Grumiaux Trio
Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Guarneri Quartet
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Tokyo String Quartet
London Symphony Orchestra
Prague Wind Quintet
Zemlinsky Quartet

Conductors

Robert Craft
Antal Dorati

About

Whether merely copying, or else adapting, transcribing (for piano), changing key, style, instrumentation or orchestration – musical arrangement is common outside the world of classical music. Here is a world premiere by contemporary Czech composer Kryštof Martaka, whose string quartet arrangement of Mládí, Janáček’s wind sextet has virtually become his master’s Third Quartet. Are these works merely ‘in the style of’ or genuine transfigurations, along the lines of Schoenberg’s famous Transfigured Night, op.4, itself an orchestration of a poem by Richard Dehmel? Judge for yourselves!

Recordings: 1961-2016

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