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Work: Má vlast (My Fatherland)

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ComposerSmetana, Bedřich (1824-1884)
PeriodRomantic
Year1879
Work typeOrchestral
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Munich1. Akademiekonzert

1. Akademiekonzert
Smetana: Má vlast (My Fatherland)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Kirill Petrenko

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Lee, Shostakovich, and Smetana

Lee III, Shostakovich, Smetana
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Yuja Wang; Thomas Rolfs

LondonPortraits in Music

Portraits in Music
Smetana, Elgar, Dvořák
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiří Rožeň; Kian Soltani

PragueSmetana

Smetana: Má vlast (My Fatherland)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov

TokyoSemyon Bychkov conducts Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana: Má vlast (My Fatherland)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov
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From the Vltava to the Elbe: triumphant Bamberg in Hamburg

Albrecht Mayer © Harald Hoffmann
An outstanding account of Smetana's Ma vlást in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie was prefaced by Straussian oboe nostalgia courtesy of Albrecht Mayer. 
*****
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Raising Czech music to celestial Bohemian heights

Jakub Hrůša © V. Krsul
The effervescent conductor took six little-known Czech works into another ether: one in which the footprints are invisible.
*****
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Steinberg brings Bohemia’s woods and fields to Tokyo

© Pinchas Steinberg
Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pinchas Steinberg, gives a performance of perhaps the most famous of Bedrich Smetana’s works, a romantic tribute to his motherland, Má vlast.
****1
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A crashing disappointment to open Prague Spring

The Vienna Philharmonic plays Má vlast © Ivan Malý
Big names brought a big sound but not much else to the traditional performance of Smetana's Má vlast.
**111
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Bělohlávek leads a triumphant Má vlast

Jiří Bělohlávek © Lloyd Smith
The Pittsburgh Symphony under Jiři Bělohlávek gave a rare performance of Smetana's complete cycle of tone poems.
****1
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