Soprano Makéta Fassati has recently released a new CD entitled Alchymist, which features a captivating selection of pieces by Baroque master Antonio Vivaldi, accompanied by the unique Vivaldi Orchestra Praga music ensemble. Be carried away by an alchemist’s musical elixir and be taken back to magical Venice during the time of Carnival.
The CD Emozioni brings together world-renowned arias accompanied by a symphony orchestra, unique arrangements for soprano and a harp quartet, and chamber compositions that span the centuries. The motto of the new album: “Music is Emotions and Emotions are music. A person without Emotions is like music without a Melody.” embodies the grand meaning and magic of music. Resembling a luxury greeting card designed to spread joy and happiness, even the Emozioni CD’s cover is truly original.
Emotions and stories are our daily companions. Perfect Day is an album composed of songs that are interwoven with tiny threads of diverse memories, feelings and emotions. I hope that listening to its music will also turn your day into a Perfect Day.
With love from Markéta
Markéta Mátlová (Fassati), Jan Kalousek, Jan Smigmator, Pavel Větrovec, František Raba, Tomáš Brožek, David Holý, České Saxofonové Kvarteto
Produced by: Markéta Mátlová (Fassati)
Recorded with NEUMANN microphones / Panter s.r.o.
Recorded: AVF Studio a.s., Miloš Zajdl, V.-VII. 2016
Mix & Mastering: AVF Studio a.s., Miloš Zajdl
CD design: Zdravka Mirčeva
Photo: Lukáš Petr Tesař
Photo supervisor: Angelo Purgert
Photographed at the Municipal House in Prague: Municipal House in Prague
Make-up: Nikola Marková
Dresses: Žaneta Malénková
Jewellery: Antique Cinolter
...thank you for choosing to spend your time with my music, which – for the very first time – is not purely classical. The entire album was created in an atmosphere of a good mood, amongst friends and people whose presence in my life I greatly appreciate. I hope that despite the distance, my music will allow you to experience the same mood and take you away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The album is called Simple Thing because everything is a lot easier when you are surrounded by the right people who inspire you and whom you inspire. It took some courage, but I decided to name the album after my first song I wrote, which was created quite spontaneously and which practically wrote itself. I composed the lyrics on an airplane and the melody at home on my piano.
It is a reflection of what I was and still am experiencing... that it does not take much to make sure that we experience our beautiful and brief visit to Earth with love and humility.
With love from Markéta
Markéta Mátlová (Fassati) & D. Holý, P. Větrovec, F. Raba, J. Svěcený, J. Škorpík, T. Brožek, I. Vokáč, M. Mátlová (Fassati), I. Chernoklinov, R. Hranička, J. Mayer
Recorded: 19., 20. 7. 2014, Auto Stodůlky, Prague 5 4. 10. 2014, AVF STUDIO s.r.o.
Producer: Markéta Mátlová (Fassati), Auto Průhonice, a.s. Recording Petr Mayer, Miloš Zajdl
Mix & Mastering: Miloš Zajdl, AVF STUDIO s.r.o.
Design CD / Booklet: Zdravka Mirčeva
Photo: Martin Lukač
Piano Steinway: Drnek Piana