From The Archives - Ma Vlast
Bedřich Smetana’s “Ma Vlast” is one of the most ravishing orchestral works ever written. One writer observed that “Ma Vlast” has “history imbedded in every detail” and that the music is “Liszt’s tone poems at their most glorious.” No wonder that this music made Smetana a national hero of the Czech people. We’ll hear it realized in a magnificent recording by the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Václav Talich.
Compositions and Recordings
Procession of the Nobles
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
by Bedřich Smetana
Václav Talich and The Czech Philharmonic