#3692: Music from Eastern Europe

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Listen to music from Eastern Europe on this New Sounds, including music from the legendary Czech violinist Iva Bittová, Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, Polish purveyors of hardcore-folk, the Warsaw Village Band, and others. Czech violinist/vocalist/composer Iva Bittová draws from her Jewish-Gypsy roots and never shies away from extremes in either her violin-playing or vocalizing. Hear her alternately inviting and disturbingly searing work, “The Vampires’ Ball.”

Also, there’s recent music from the Polish group Warsaw Village Band, in collaboration with the Gallician singer and multi-instrumentalist, Mercedes Peón, from their record, "Sun Celebration." Then, listen to music by the Czech singer/cellist duo Tara Fuki, who sing most of their repertoire in Polish. Plus, music by the female vocal choir known as Kitka in collaboration with the German-based Ukrainian composer/singer Mariana Sadovska, and more.

PROGRAM #3692 Music from Eastern Europes (First aired on 2/4/2015)  

ARTIST: Warsaw Village Band feat. Mercedes Peón
WORK: Fly My Voice!, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: Fly My Voice!
SOURCE: Available at iTunes. 
INFO: Info at warsawvillageband.net

ARTIST: Iva Bittová
WORK: River of Milk (Proudem Mleka) [4:46]
RECORDING: Iva Bittová
SOURCE: Nonesuch 79455
INFO: nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Kronos Quartet, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Earl L.Miller, reed organ
WORK: Aulis Sallinen: Winter Was Hard [1:44]
RECORDING: Winter Was Hard
SOURCE: Nonesuch 79181
INFO: nonesuch.com

ARTIST: Warsaw Village Band feat. Mercedes Peón
WORK: Fly My Voice! [4:47]
RECORDING: Fly My Voice!
SOURCE: Available at iTunes. 
INFO: Info at warsawvillageband.net

ARTIST: Kitka / Mariana Sadovska
WORK: Mariana Sadovska: Sirens [5:13]
RECORDING: The Rusalka Cycle
SOURCE: Diaphonica #20071 
INFO: kitka.org

ARTIST: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
WORK: Veljo Tormis: Wee Winkie Mouse [2:53]
RECORDING: Forgotten Peoples
SOURCE: ECM 1459
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Tara Fuki
WORK: W twojej g owie [4:09]
RECORDING: Winna
SOURCE: Indies Records
INFO: indies.eu/us

ARTIST: Irena Havlova and Vojtěch Havel
WORK: A Tichou Nocí Snesl Svá (Down With Silent Night), excerpt [5:50]
RECORDING: 
Hudba Ticha (Music of Silence)
SOURCE: Levné Knihy KMa ‎– LK 0456-2
INFO: havlovi.wz.cz Available at Emusic.com OR Music posted on Youtube by the composers 

ARTIST: Anna Maria Jopek
WORK: Oj Lulaj, Lulaj (Sleep, oh Sleep) [6:36]
RECORDING: Polanna
SOURCE: Universal Music Group  #2783522
INFO: annamariajopek.pl/en

ARTIST: Iva Bittová
WORK: The Vampires' Ball (Ples Upiru) [7:39]
RECORDING: Iva Bittová
SOURCE: Nonesuch 79455
INFO: nonesuch.com