Iva Bittová: Zvon
Iva Bittová

Zvon

Iva Bittová is one of the few Czech artists who have made a successful career abroad. Her new CD “Zvon” (The Bell) is a large-scale project exploring a broad range of sound. It comprises some older as well as some more recent compositions from Bittová´s reper­toire arranged for a symphonic orchestra. The arrangements are by Petr Ostrouchov, a producer and film-score composer, and the composer, pianist and producer Beata Hlavenková. The studio recordings present a fresh combination of the original compositions’ minimalistic structure with the multi-layered sound of an orchestra and solo instruments. This is a colourful, dynamic music influenced by many various genres and styles.

2012
ANI 032-2
13,00 €
Prolog
(Petr Ostrouchov)
Zelený víneček
(lidová, úprava Iva Bittová, aranžmá Petr Ostrouchov)
Zapískej
(Vladimír Václavek, Iva Bittová / Vladimír Václavek, aranžmá Petr Ostrouchov)
Sirka v louži
(Iva Bittová, Vladimír Václavek / Bohuslav Reynek, aranžmá Beata Hlavenková)
Peřiny
(Iva Bittová, Pavel Fajt / J.A.Pitínský, aranžmá Petr Ostrouchov)
Paraskeva
(Iva Bittová / Hana Evans, aranžmá Beata Hlavenková)
Uspávanka
(Vladimír Václavek, Iva Bittová / Jan Skácel, aranžmá Petr Ostrouchov)
V černém
(Josef Kolšovský / Karel David, aranžmá Beata Hlavenková)
Zvon
(Vladimír Václavek, Iva Bittová / Vladimír Václavek, aranžmá Petr Ostrouchov)
Větvička
(Iva Bittová, Vladimír Václavek / Vladimír Václavek, aranžmá Petr Ostrouchov)
Epilog
(Beata Hlavenková)
Personnel and sound:

Iva Bittová – voice, violin, viola
Prague Philharmonia, conducted by David Švec
Vladimír Václavek – acoustic guitar
David Dorůžka – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Jaromír Honzák – acoustic bass
Miloš Dvořáček – drums, kalimba and percussions
Oskar Török – trumpet
Beata Hlavenková – piano, celeste, voice
Petr Ostrouchov – acoustic guitar, celeste, percussions, harp, piano, mandolin, jew´s harp, voice
Monika Knoblochová – harpsichord
Mario Mesany – crumhorns, tromba marina
Jan Čižmář – baroque lute
Lubomír Kovařík – piccolo trumpet
Vlastimil Bičík – piano
Lenka Dusilová – voice
Schola Gregoriana Pragensis, artistic director David Eben – voices
Grunik – voices

 

Recorded by Milan Cimfe, Pavel Bohatý and Pavel Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mixed by Milan Cimfe, Petr Ostrouchov and Beata Hlavenková (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mastered by Tony Cousins (Metropolis Mastering, London/UK)

Press Release:
Photos (print quality)
Iva Bittová (photo Salim Issa)
Iva Bittová (photo Salim Issa)
Iva Bittová (photo Salim Issa)
Iva Bittová (photo Salim Issa)
Iva Bittová (photo Salim Issa)
Iva Bittová (photo Salim Issa)

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