Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jiri Stivín - Reduta Live

Jirí Stivín has been interpreting pre-Classical music on the recorder since 1975. After graduating from the cinematography department of the Prague Film Academy (FAMU), he devoted himself exclusively to music. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music as well as at the Prague Academy of Music, where he studied composition. His flute teachers were Milan Muncingler (Ars Revidiva) and Jirí Válek (Czech Philharmonic). Stivin performs music from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque periods. He has recorded flute concertos (Telemann and Vivaldi on 4 CDs) and has mastered all kinds of flutes and recorders. He has also been intensely involved in jazz, composition, and in the improvisational New Music, using saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, and several kinds of folk pipes. As a soloist, he works with renowned musical ensembles and institutions (Virtuosi di Praga, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Madrigalists, Due Boemi, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Talich Quartet, etc.). He fronts his own Collegium Quodlibet and leads the jazz quartet Jirí Stivín & Co. He gives solo recitals with harpsichord, organ, or guitar, and sometimes performs with the sole aid of a tape recorder. For the last ten years, as part of the Prague Symphony Orchestra's concert subscription series, he has been giving a series of performances called 'All Manner of Flutes' and has written a large corpus of film, theatre and concert music. Jirí Stivín teaches at the Prague Conservatoire, at the annual jazz workshops in Frýdlant and is frequently involved in many other projects, including educational concerts for children. - from Stivin's website

Artist: Jirí Stivin & Co.
Album: Reduta Live
Year: 1992
Label: Lotos (1996)
Runtime: 74:18

1. The Blazing Ravines of Earth (Jiri Stivin) 10:59
2. Lover Man (Jimmy Davis/Roger "Ram" Ramirez/Jimmy Sherman) 13:57
3. St. Thomas (Sonny Rollins) 10:53
4. Collage (Traditional/Lidová) 11:27
5. Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen) 12:06
6. Sombrero Sam (Charles Lloyd) 11:34
7. Lover Man (Jimmy Davis/Roger "Ram" Ramirez/Jimmy Sherman) 3:20

Jiri Stivín (Flutes, Soprano Saxophone, Sopranino and Recorder)
Alex Dusa (Bass Guitar) - 1-6
Jiri Stivin Jr. (Drums) - 1-6
Jaroslav Sindler (Guitar) - 1-4
Zdenek Fiser (Guitar) - 4-6
Emil Viklicky (Piano) - 2-6
Rudolf Rokl (Piano) - 4
Laco Trop (Drums) - 4
Zuzana Stivinova (Vocals) - 4,7
Vladimir Zizka (Drums) - 7


  1. Thank you very much!
    It's big surprise for me
    I like so much Stivin's music

  2. thank you! A Stivin recording I've never heard before!

  3. Thank you! However, would it be possible to include other mirrors (MU, HF...)?

  4. Thanks! RS free isn't friendlier than FS but the more mirrors the better.

  5. Thanks for this itr!

    Stivin is a bit of a genius!

  6. Thanks for share nice album!
    Please re-up Emil Viklicky - "What's New" (2003). Great thanks for advance!



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