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Bedřich Smetana - Die Moldau

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Smetana: The Moldau from My Country (RCA Victor Symphony, Leopold Stokowski)

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Bedřich Smetana - Vltava (The Moldau) at 432 Hz tuning

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Má vlast (Czech pronunciation: [maː vlast]), also known as My Fatherland,[n 1] is a set of six symphonic poems composed between 1874 and 1879 by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. 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. They had their own separate premieres between 1875 and 1880; the premiere of the complete set took place on 5 November 1882 in Žofín Palace, Prague, under Adolf Čech, who had also conducted two of the individual premieres.

Original Name Má vlast: Vltava
Tempo Allegro
Date of composition 1874 (Composed between 20 November and 8 December 1874)
Premiered 1875, April 8th
First published 1880
Type Symphonic Poem
Tonality E Minor
Approx. duration 12 minutes
Instruments Orchestra
In listings Famous Works
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Autotranslations beta Bedřich Smetana: My Country: The Moldau en mi mineur
Bedřich Smetana: My Country: The Moldau in mi minore
Bedřich Smetana: My Country: The Moldau e-moll

Bedřich Smetana - Die Moldau

"Die Moldau" (or The Moldau), was composed between 20 November and 8 December 1874 and was premiered on 4 April 1875. It is the second tone poem which comprises the cycle "Má vlast" (My Country), and it is in the key of E minor. In this piece, Smetana uses tone painting to evoke the sounds of one of Bohemia's great rivers. In his own words: "The composition describes the course of the Vltava, starting from the two small springs, the Cold and Warm Vltava, to the unification of both streams into a single current, the course of the Vltava through woods and meadows, through landscapes where a farmer's wedding is celebrated, the round dance of the mermaids in the night's moonshine: on the nearby rocks loom proud castles, palaces and ruins aloft. The Vltava swirls into the St John's Rapids; then it widens and flows toward Prague, past the Vyšehrad, and then majestically vanishes into the distance, ending at the Elbe". Conductor: Herbert von Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker

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Smetana: The Moldau from My Country (RCA Victor Symphony, Leopold Stokowski)

Vltava, also known by its German name Die Moldau (or The Moldau), was composed between 20 November and 8 December 1874 and was premiered on 4 April 1875 under Adolf Čech. In this piece, Smetana uses tone painting to evoke the sounds of one of Bohemia's great rivers. In his own words: The composition describes the course of the Vltava, starting from the two small springs, the Cold and Warm Vltava, to the unification of both streams into a single current, the course of the Vltava through woods and meadows, through landscapes where a farmer's wedding is celebrated, the round dance of the mermaids in the night's moonshine: on the nearby rocks loom proud castles, palaces and ruins aloft. The Vltava swirls into the St John's Rapids; then it widens and flows toward Prague, past the Vyšehrad, and then majestically vanishes into the distance, ending at the Labe (or Elbe, in German). ****** If you like this video subscribe to my channel. There are many more videos like this one lovingly prepared and edited by myself for your enjoyment! Check out my extensive playlist collections as well.

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Bedřich Smetana - Vltava (The Moldau) at 432 Hz tuning

Vltava or "The Moldau" is one of the best pieces of Czech composer Bedřich Smetana from a set of six symphonic poems named "My Country" of "My Homelad". It was composed in 1870's when Smetana was completely deaf and it maps the journey of national Czech river Vltava from spring to confluence with Labe. Enjoy this masterpiece in natural 432 Hz tuning... :-) Music used in this video is free of known copyright restrictions. For more free music visit: https://musopen.org/music.

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SMETANA - Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) - Vltava

SMETANA - Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) - Vltava (Moldau) - High Quality Sound Classical Music HD HQ by Czech National Symphony Orchestra Original Soundtrack : Metropolitan. Má vlast (Czech pronunciation: [maː vlast], meaning "My country/homeland") is a set of six symphonic poems composed between 1874 and 1879 by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. 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. They had their own separate premieres between 1875 and 1880; the premiere of the complete set took place on 5 November 1882 in Prague, under Adolf Čech, who had also conducted two of the individual premieres. In these works Smetana combined the symphonic poem form pioneered by Franz Liszt with the ideals of nationalistic music which were current in the late nineteenth century. Each poem depicts some aspect of the countryside, history, or legends of Bohemia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1_vlast Bedřich Smetana (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɛdr̝ɪx ˈsmɛtana] ; 2 March 1824 -- 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music. Internationally he is best known for his opera The Bartered Bride; for the symphonic cycle Má vlast ("My Homeland"), which portrays the history, legends and landscape of the composer's native land; and for his First String Quartet, From My Life. Smetana was naturally gifted as a pianist, and gave his first public performance at the age of six. After his conventional schooling, he studied music under Josef Proksch in Prague. His first nationalistic music was written during the 1848 Prague uprising, in which he briefly participated. After failing to establish his career in Prague, he left for Sweden, where he set up as a teacher and choirmaster in Gothenburg, and began to write large-scale orchestral works. During this period of his life Smetana was twice married; of six daughters, three died in infancy. In the early 1860s, a more liberal political climate in Bohemia encouraged Smetana to return permanently to Prague. He threw himself into the musical life of the city, primarily as a champion of the new genre of Czech opera. In 1866 his first two operas, The Brandenburgers in Bohemia and The Bartered Bride, were premiered at Prague's new Provisional Theatre, the latter achieving great popularity. In that same year, Smetana became the theatre's principal conductor, but the years of his conductorship were marked by controversy. Factions within the city's musical establishment considered his identification with the progressive ideas of Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner inimical to the development of a distinctively Czech opera style. This opposition interfered with his creative work, and may have hastened the health breakdown which precipitated his resignation from the theatre in 1874. By the end of 1874, Smetana had become completely deaf but, freed from his theatre duties and the related controversies, he began a period of sustained composition that continued for almost the rest of his life. His contributions to Czech music were increasingly recognised and honoured, but a mental collapse early in 1884 led to his incarceration in an asylum and his subsequent death. Smetana's reputation as the founding father of Czech music has endured in his native country, where advocates have raised his status above that of his contemporaries and successors. However, relatively few of Smetana's works are in the international repertory, and most foreign commentators tend to regard Antonín Dvořák as a more significant Czech composer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed%C5%99ich_Smetana musique classique, klassische Musik, 古典音乐, 고전 음악, música clásica, शास्रीय संगीत, musik klasik, musica classica, クラシック音楽, klassieke muziek, klassisk musikk, música clássica, muzică clasică, классическая музыка, класична музика, klassisk musik, klasická hudba, เพลงคลาสสิค, klasik müzik, класична музика, nhạc cổ điển, موسيقى كلاسيكية

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Smetana ~ Moldau

The World Rose: http://richardbrittain.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/the-world-rose From Smetana's Ma Vlast

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