The pianist and composer Beata Hlavenková is a respected authority on the Czech musical scene. The author’s new project, “Bethlehem”, mostly comprises new arrangements – or re-compositions – of traditional Christmas songs of the Czech, British, Polish, German and French provenience, but also a handful of Hlavenková’s own compositions, all in the author’s solo piano performance. The Christmas carols recast into new original form and combined with the author’s clearly discernible style bring profound aesthetic experience.
Beata Hlavenková - piano
Recorded by Ondřej Urban (Studio HAMU, Prague/CZ)
Mixed by Patrick Karpentski (Checkmate Studio, Prague/CZ)
Mastered by Tony Cousins (Metropolis Studios, London/UK)