Prague Spring Festival - Smetana: Má vlast
1 Aug 2015
Other participants: Jiří Bělohlávek · Czech Philharmonic
Smetana’s six orchestral poems – the most famous of which is Vltava (The Moldau) with its instantly recognizable melody and evocation of this great river - tell of Bohemia’s lands and legends.
The Czech Philharmonic, with Jiří Bělohlávek as Music Director and Chief Conductor, have a unique quality amongst international orchestras, described by The Daily Telegraph as “something very subtle: a feeling of great power without aggression, exactitude without pedantically sharp edges, and a weight and clarity in the wind and brass.”