Musical Delicacies

— Early Music Concert Series —

Se cerca, se dice

Iva Bittová presents a program inspired by our music heritage, which also concludes her Bachelor studies at the Academy of Ancient Music in Brno.

Wednesday 13 May 2015 19:30 — Convent of the Brothers of Charity, Vídeňská 7, CZ–63900 Brno, Czech Republic.


Anonym (15. c.)De assumpcione: En etas iam aurea   (Vyšebrodský rukopis, CZ–VB ms. 42 no. 2, fol. 147v–148r)
Baldassare Galuppi (1706 – 1785)Se cerca, se dice   (L’Olimpiade, 1747)
John Dowland (1563 – 1626)Fine knacks for Ladies   (Second Booke of Songs and Ayres, XII, 1600)
Thomas Linley jr. (1756 – 1778)Sonata A–dur
Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)
(Text: Pietro Dolfino)
Lamento: Lagrime mie   (Diporti di Euterpe, op. 7, 1659, p. 76)
Anonym (17. c.)Sonata à due violini e basso   (CZ–Kra …)
Anonym (improvisation)Ciaccona G–dur
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)O dolor, o martir   (Il ritorno d’Ulysee in patria, Atto 5, scena prima)
(Iro: Parte ridicola)
Thomas Augustine Arne (1710 – 1778)The Soldier, tir’d of war’s alarms   (Artaxerxes, 1729)

Iva Bittová

Iva Bittová decided three years ago to delve into the discovery of the style and repertoire of what we today denote “early music”. In Brno you can study the theory and performance practice of early music at two schools — either as full-time study at the newly created Department of Organ and Historical Interpretation of the Janáček Academy of Music, or as distance study at the Academy of Ancient Music of the Institute of Musicology at the Masaryk University — and this since 1991. Today’s graduation concert closes her Bachelor studies at ASH. Her teacher for singing was Associate Professor Vladimír Richter, she studied Baroque violin with Eleonora Machová.

“Music accompanies me since my early childhood. I was always searching for my own way of expression, both as an interpret and as a composer. Even though the exploration journey for the values ​​of the creative process is long and demanding, overall and over time it certainly brings us a lot of beauty and joy. After nearly thirty years of musical career, I have found much new inspiration during the study at the Academy of Ancient Music at Masaryk University in Brno. Thanks to the theoretical knowledge and practical lessons in Baroque singing and Baroque violin, I can turn to past centuries, travel through time, and return to our roots. The graduation concert programme with the title Se cerca, se dice presents a selection of composistions through which we would like, at least temporarily, to bring the listeners away from their everyday worries, to the music of the past times. The title of the concert is the name of an aria, which I partitioned (created a musical score from the parts of old manuscripts) within the framework of my Bachelor thesis. This is its first performance in modern times in the Czech Republic.”

Iva Bittová

Thank you

The concert takes place with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Statutory City of Brno.

We thank Igor Šeda for help with the illumination of the concert hall.

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