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Debut classical solo piano CD release by Andrea Adamcova with music of L. Janacek, L. Fiser, A. Ginastera, H. Villa-Lobos

Passionate Piano of Andrea Adamcova

Hello! My name is Andrea Adamcova and all my life I have been passionate about music. I’m releasing my first solo album of 20th century piano music and need your assistance. Funds for this project will cover basic CD printing costs and partial marketing. Money raised above the limit will go toward mixing and mastering costs.

All the works on this CD are very close to my heart… First, as a Czech myself, it’s Janacek’s Piano Sonata 1.X. 1905. It’s a very powerful work, which was composed as a tribute to a worker who was killed on that date by Austrian troops during a demonstration in support of opening the Czech University. Janacek who was very impulsive himself later destroyed the whole sonata by throwing in into the river Vltava. It survived thanks to the first performer of the sonata who made a copy of it for herself. Not having enough time, she copied only the first two movements of the work. The last movement is lost forever but we are still lucky to have at least the torso of this very emotional and powerful work.

The CD also includes three Piano Sonatas by another Czech composer, Lubos Fiser. He wrote many chamber works and was known in Europe mainly for his music for movies. You can try to play an imaginary movie for his music in your mind. It works very well. What kind of movie? I’ll leave it up to your imagination… :) It’s full of sudden attacks, emotional changes, and technical effects. CD includes two world premieres recorded performances of Fiser's Sonatas No. 5 and No. 6!

Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No.4 is a mixture of Bach-like thoughts with passionate Brazilian rhythms and melodies.  Haunting rhythms and catchy melodies can also be found in the next composition by Alberto Ginastera, Danzas Argentinas, which is very original and fun to play.  

As you can see, the music, which is recorded on this CD, has not been played nor recorded very often and chances are that you’ve never heard about Janacek and Fiser before. So this is a very rare opportunity for you to get familiar with music of both of them and I believe that this is such wonderful music that it deserves to be promoted and played more often. It's for sure fun to play and I hope also fun to listen to :)

We have some great prizes for our backers, so you can get this CD full of powerful Czech music alongside with some gorgeous picture of Prague's architecture (many details of St. Nicolas church and St. Wenceslas church in Prague) or Czech landscape (mainly Beskydy mountains) to go with it.

Or you can have your own CD edited here or even recorded. You won't be disappointed with the sound of your recording. I guarantee it!!! The equipment here is state of the art and combines both vintage and modern recording processes.

If this pledge drive is successful, the hard copy CDs will arrive to your door mid-December, so it will make for a very original gift for this holiday season.

I’m very thankful for all your support!

I wish you all the best. Andrea

CD Album track order:

Leos Janacek: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905

1) The Presentiment

2) The Death

Lubos Fiser

3) Piano Sonata VI.

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras

4) Prelude-Introduction

5) Choral-Song of the Jungle

6) Aria

7) Dance

Lubos Fiser

8) Piano Sonata VIII.

Alberto Ginastera: Danzas Argentinas

9) Dance of the Old Cowherd

10) Dance of the Delightful Young Girl

11) Dance of the Artful Herdsman

Lubos Fiser

12) Piano Sonata V.

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    An access to MP3 download of Janacek's two-movement piano sonata from this album (two tracks total).

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    An access to MP3 download of Janacek's two-movement piano sonata + two tracks of Lubos Fiser piano sonatas from this album (four tracks total)

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    A hard copy of the entire album + access to high quality MP3 download of the album via Internet + handmade and handwritten thank you card

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    One signed and one wrapped copy of the CD (2 CDs total) + handmade and handwritten thank you card + access to high quality MP3 download of the album via Internet

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    Three (3) signed copies of the CD + handmade and handwritten thank you card + one (1) limited edition 8 x 10 art print of your choice (no frame; available themes: Landscapes, Flora, Fauna, Prague's Architecture) + access to high quality MP3 download of the album via Internet

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    Four (4) signed copies of the CD + handmade and handwritten thank you card + TWO (2) limited edition 8 x 10 art prints of your choice (no frame; available themes: Landscapes, Flora, Fauna, Prague's Architecture) + access to high quality MP3 download of the album via Internet

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    A PRIVATE PIANO LESSON via SKYPE (1/2 hour), any level! Or we can just talk for half an hour about music if you prefer + five (5) signed copies of the CD with handwritten thank you card + TWO (2) limited edition 8 x 10 art prints of your choice (no frame; available themes: Landscapes, Flora, Fauna, Prague's Architecture) + access to high quality MP3 download of the album via Internet

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    3-hour long photography session with you and/or your family ideally in the open air (within 75 miles distance from Sylva, NC). Up to 150 quality digital pictures (you can make your own prints from these) plus THREE (3) limited edition 13 x 19 inch prints on art canvas paper of your choice. A hard copy of the entire CD album above + access to high quality MP3 download of the album via Internet

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    Offer to master your personal recording (up to 74 minutes of music) onto 1/2" reel to reel tape and then transfer it onto a Master CD ready for print + Two (2) signed copies of the CD with handwritten thank you card + access to high quality MP3 download of the album via Internet

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    Published sheet music of Janacek’s Piano Sonata with signed dedication from me so that you can play this wonderful work yourself or just follow the recording along with the sheet music + five (5) signed copies of the CD with handwritten thank you card + UP TO FOUR limited edition art paper prints OF YOUR CHOICE signed by the photographer with my thank you (two 13 x 19 and two 8 x 10 inches, no frame; available themes: Landscapes, Flora, Fauna, Prague's Architecture) + access to high quality MP3 download of the album via Internet

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    A PROFESSIONAL RECORDING OF YOUR CLASSICAL SOLO CD (any instrument) using amazing vintage Neumann and Sony tube microphones, Telefunken preamplifiers, and state of the art A/D converters with Protools HD9 software and Studer 1/2" reel to reel recorder for mastering your project onto a tape. Same process was used for the creation of this CD. This offer does not include your travel expenses, nor any hotel fees associated with flying in to Western North Carolina to record this project. This offer does include the following: reserved recording space, tracking engineer (maximum of 2 consecutive days, 8 hours/day), editing engineer (maximum of 8 hours), mixing and mastering services (about 5-7 days, you no longer need to be present during this process). You will receive two final Master CDs/products to be multiplied by a printing facility on your behalf and expense. You will also receive five (5) copies of Andrea's Passionate Piano CD along with her thank you card. This can be scheduled between January - May 2012, ideally during a weekend.

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    A PROFESSIONAL RECORDING AND PRODUCTION OF YOUR CLASSICAL SOLO CD (any instrument) using amazing vintage Neumann and Sony tube microphones, Telefunken preamplifiers, and state of the art A/D converters with Protools HD9 software and Studer 1/2" reel to reel recorder for mastering your project onto a tape. Same process was used for the creation of this CD. This offer does not include your travel expenses, and hotel fees associated with flying in to Western North Carolina to record this project. This offer does include the following: reserved recording space, tracking engineer (maximum of 2 consecutive days, 8 hours/day), editing engineer (maximum of 8 hours), mixing and mastering services (about 5-7 days), CD art work (about one week), 500 printed CDs in jewel boxes and wrapped for distribution and their shipment anywhere within Continental USA. This offer does not cover any mechanical and/or royalty fees. You will also receive five (5) copies of Andrea's Passionate Piano CD along with her thank you card. This session can be scheduled between January - May 2012 or past August of 2012, ideally during a weekend.

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