While it is often presented as a single work in six movements and with the exception of vltava is almost always recorded that way, the six pieces were conceived as individual works. Moderato a major andantinomoderato g minor yeardate of composition yd of comp. Listen free to bedrich smetana my country vysehrad, vltava and more. The best known of smetanas orchestral works is the cycle of symphonic poems ma vlast my country. Smetana composed my countryma vlast completely deafit is incredible. Mar 14, 2016 bedrich smetana the moldau arcodiva 180 album artarcodiva 12min 36sec. Smetana did not give the cycle its final title, ma vlast my country, until during dealings with the publisher f. Pragues spring festival has yielded many a memorable ma vlast, some recorded and released commercially, and this new contender sits happily among the top few. London festival orchestra, george ralph warren 1 dvorak. Sinfonie orchester des sudwestfunks badenbaden, zdenek kosler, radio sinfonie orchester ljubljana. As with all good tales, the fascination here is as much in the detail as the denouement. Smetana returned to the tetralogy in 18789 and expanded it with the two final parts, tabor and blanik.
Bedrich smetana bio, albums, pictures classical music. Ma vlast my country prague spring 2015 opening concert youtube wagner. Bedrich smetana free sheet music to download in pdf, mp3. Close for 20 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music without asking you anything in exchange. The result was an instant success not just on smetana s home ground, but also internationally and the various parts especially the moldau. He recorded many of that musical nations classics, such as the symphonies of dvorak, and, on this posthumous release, he conducts czech musical icon smetanas set of six tone poems ma vlast my country. Bedrich smetana, vaclav smetacek, czech philharmonic orchestra smetana. Either way, much detail in the writing and superb playing of the czech phil is simply lost in a general wash of sound and this on a system that is quite analytical and clear. I grant consent to the processing of my personal data for marketing purposes. Free free bedrich smetana sheet music sheet music pieces to download from. Most composers disdain narrative as demeaning the power of their art. While it is often presented as a single work in six movements and with the exception of vltava is almost always recorded that way, the six pieces were conceived. The 1990 legendary recording vinyl edition czech philharmonic orchestra, rafael kubelik.
My country by swf symphony orchestra badenbaden emusic. It was a significant moment in the history of czech music and my country has been performed regularly ever since in concert halls the. Smetana s works, notably the bartered bride, my country, and the piano trio, continue to. My country rafael kubelik, czech philharmonic orchestra on allmusic. In his cycle composed between 1874 and 1879 smetana combined the new genre of symphonic poem, a term coined by liszt in 1854, with the then highly fashionable ideals of nationalistic music. Ma vlast czech meaning my country homeland is a set of six symphonic poems composed between 1874 and 1879 by the czech composer bedrich smetana. The other amazing thing is smetana wrote this when he was deaf. My country welcome to talk classical a community covering every aspect of classical music.
Smetana the moldau from ma vlast cmm classical music. Smetana ma vlast my country kubelik, czech philharmonic. Smetanas masterpiece is considered to be the symphonic tone poem cycle ma vlast my country, from which vltava the moldau and from bohemian fields and groves are the most popular sections. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. Bedrich smetanas my country a symphonic poem to the.
Polish national radio symphony orchestra, antoni wit. Bedrich smetana the moldau arcodiva 180 album artarcodiva 12min 36sec. Jan 05, 2018 jiri belohlavek, who died in 2017, was a master of the music of his native czech republic. Vltava catalog record only czech philharmonic orchestra. My liking for this compositionpart of the patriotic tone poem, ma vlastbegan many decades ago. The result was an instant success not just on smetanas home ground, but also internationally and the various parts especially the moldau. This music is in the very bones of the czech philharmonic and they play it with an. Despite its universality, and although much of the writing is so vivid as to speak for itself, smetana wanted to be sure his specific intentions were understood and so in 1879 he sent his publisher detailed descriptions to be. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Enter the email address associated with your account, and well email you a link to reset your password. Bedrich smetana approached the creation of my country with the goal of making music with a national character, and he was absolutely victorious.551 508 1398 799 226 968 164 185 1474 344 1335 195 1019 1256 683 191 324 1259 347 567 410 462 1354 916 1340 939 416