Cracow Guitar Quartet

From Ballet to Tango

Release date: 22 June 2010
Catalogue number: CM 1010 | Format: CD | Box: digipack
Album type: studio | Genre: Classical/Instrumental
Publisher: CM Records
Total time: 49:12
EAN: 5904259358644


Spreading over from the Renaissance to modernity bridging the gap between Europe and South America spanning a vast body of work, from masterpieces to enchanting folk-based compositions an ensemble of four classical guitarists offers you a novel and fascinating interpretation of dance music.

Michael Praetorius (c.1571-1621) 
1 Bransle de la Royne 1:15
2 Ballet 2:23
3 Courante 0:49
4 La Rosette - Courante 2:18

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 
5 Sarabande 2:51
6 Courante 1:56

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) 
7 Dance of the Reed Pipes 2:26
8 Arabian Dance 3:20
9 Waltz of the Flowers 5:40

Stanisław Szczepanowski (1811-1878) 
10 Polonaise "Days of Old" 4:27

Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876-1909) 
11 Krakowiak "The Bonniest of Tunes" 1:53 

Celso Machado (1953) 
12 Ponteio (Agalopado) 2:05
13 Cantiga (Minar) 2:56
14 Catira (Bati sola) 1:29
15 Ciranda (Roda roda) 2:35
16 Frevo (Isquenta o pe) 1:36

Francis Kleynjans (1951) 
17 El Fuego 4:54

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) 
18 Libertango 3:38



Jadwiga Wołek, Joanna Baran, Łukasz Dobrowolski, Oskar Kozłowski - classical guitars

About the group:

A guitar quartet is a somewhat rare group of musicians to form an ensemble. Homogenous in nature, performance of this kind of music takes the greatest skill. On the other hand, it has entered the whole realm of artistic means of expression and allows rendering of both the pieces originally written for the ensemble of four guitars and the transcriptions of the most superb pieces of the musical repertoire of all ages. The Cracow Guitar Quartet was founded in 2006 and its repertoire has gained much recognition since then. Several of the key works of the ensemble's collection are those composed by Polish musicians; counted among them are works by Mieczysław Karłowicz, Karol Szymanowski, and the project "Hommage a Szczepanowski". The ensemble have been performing both in Poland and abroad and recording for Polish Radio and TV, showing the prowess that was crowned at the 12th International Guitar Competition in Ile de Re, France, in July 2009.