#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 new music from the Polish group Warsaw Village Band, in collaboration with the Gallician singer and multi-instrumentlist, Mercedes Peón, from a forthcoming 2015 record. 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 Marianna Sadovska, and more.


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





Warsaw Village Band (feat. Mercedes Peón)

Fly My Voice!

Fly My Voice!, excerpt [1:00]

Available at iTunes.
Info at warsawvillageband.net
Full album to be released in 2015

Iva Bittová

Iva Bittová

River of Milk (Proudem Mleka) [4:46]

Nonesuch 79455

Kronos Quartet, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Earl L.Miller, reed organ

Winter Was Hard

Aulis Sallinen: Winter Was Hard [1:44]

Nonesuch 79181

Warsaw Village Band (feat. Mercedes Peón)

Fly My Voice!

Fly My Voice! [4:47]

Available at iTunes.
Info at warsawvillageband.net

Kitka / Marianna Sadovska

The Rusalka Cycle

Marianna Sadovska: Sirens [5:13]

Diaphonica #20071

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Forgotten Peoples

Veljo Tormis: Wee Winkie Mouse [2:53]

ECM 1459

Tara Fuki


W twojej g owie [4:09]

Indies Records

Irena Havlova and Vojtěch Havel

Hudba Ticha

(Music of Silence)

A Tichou Nocí Snesl Svá (Down With Silent Night), excerpt [5:50]

Levné Knihy KMa ‎– LK 0456-2
Available at Emusic.com OR
Music posted on Youtube by the composers
Info at havlovi.wz.cz

Anna Maria Jopek


Oj Lulaj, Lulaj (Sleep, oh Sleep) [6:36]

Universal Music Group  #2783522

Iva Bittová

Iva Bittová

The Vampires' Ball (Ples Upiru) [7:39]

Nonesuch 79455