Notes & Reviews:
Bederich Smetana was the first composer to create a Czech form of classical music. His symphonic cycle Ma Vlast (My Fatherland) is considered a monument to the composer’s homeland unequalled in music history. In the seclusion forced upon him by deafness and financial difficulties, Smetana created a splendid apotheosis of his native country. The six pieces are based on short programmatic descriptions of nature, folk art, history, and the myths of the Czech people. The most famous is the second tone poem, Vltava, better known under its German title of Die Moldau. The KSO is the fourth oldest orchestra, and the only one managed by a public authority in Japan. Today, the KSO is one of the most admired orchestras in Japan.
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Hoffmeister: Wind Serenades / Consortium Classicum
Respighi: Church Windows, etc / Falletta, et al
Foulds: Le Cabaret, April-England, etc / Barry Wordsworth
Hoffmeister: Symphonies / Bamert, London Mozart Players
Hoffmeister: Wind Serenades Vol 2 / Klocker, et al
Nystroem: Symphony no 4, etc / Tommy Andersson
Haydn: Piano Sonatas; Beethoven: Piano Concerto / Lazic
Dauprat: Grand Sextuor / Die Detmolder Hornisten
Orchestrations by Sir Henry Wood - Bach, etc / Braithwaite
Works DetailsSmetana, Bedrich : Má vlast :: 112
- Conductor: Uwe Mund
- Ensemble: Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
- Running Time: 76 min. 1 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: circa 1872-1879