Garden of Silence
This year, the outstanding Czech pianist and composer Karel Růžička (1940–2016) would celebrate his eightieth birthday. To mark this occasion, Animal Music releases, four years after the artist’s death, the last album recorded by Růžička in 2010, which never came out during his lifetime. The recent discovery of the recording amounts to coming upon a precious treasure. In it, Růžička returns to the sphere of solo-piano recording in which he first excelled in his album “Zahrada radosti” (The Garden of Joy) in 1981. “Garden of Silence” presents an astounding medley of moods in pensive and playful pieces by Růžička which confirm his remarkable gift for melodies and his reputation as an unsurpassable performer and improviser.
Karel Růžička - solo piano
Recorded by Ondřej Urban (HAMU Sound Studio/CZ)
Mixed by Milan Cimfe & Petr Ostrouchov (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)
Mastered by Pavel Karlík (Sono Records, Nouzov/CZ)