PRSO & Štěpánka Balcarová: Life and Happiness of Julian Tuwim
Štěpánka Balcarová created an orchestral version of her debut album Life and Happinesssof Julian Tuwim. The composer, known primarily as the leader of the progressive big band Concept Art Orchestra or the bandleader of the Czech-Polish formation Inner Spaces, has compiled this solo album from the poems of the Polish author Julian Tuwim (1894–1953).
His poetry appears "seemingly simple and plain, but each poem hides a profound idea". The congenial music with which Štěpánka Balcarová has set the poems is exactly that. She invited the Polish singer Małgorzata Hutek and a Czech-Polish ensemble of excellent jazz players to realize the project.
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Marco Ivanović conductor