Transcribing musical works for other instruments or instrumentations has a long tradition in music history. Sometimes, the composers themselves wrote different versions of their works and often it is the musicians who adapt works for their own instruments. Even great composers have enjoyed arranging the works of their predecessors and have thus transported them into their time and era of music history and lent their own interpretations to them.
Among those are Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Liszt, and Ignaz Friedman – all three great pianists and composers. Renowned Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva presents their transcriptions of the works of great composers such as Bach, Mendelssohn and Mahler on her new album “(re)creations”.
J. S. Bach
Piotr I. Tchaikovsky
Giovanni Battista Graziola
Transcribed for piano by
Zlata Chochieva, piano
Recorded at Blackbird Music Studio Berlin September 2020