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Smetana: Ma Vlast / Pesek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana / Czech Philharmonic Orch; Libor Pesek
Release Date: 06/14/2011 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1099   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A stunningly well-recorded disc of Bedrich Smetana's six symphonic poems dedicated to "ma vlast" (my country/homeland). These stirring patriotic and nationalistic works depict the history and culture of Bohemia. Presented by the Czech Philharmonic and Libor Pesek, a foremost champion of Czech composers.

“Recorded triumphantly at the 50th Prague Spring Festival. Of Pesek’s previous recording, Penguin Guide wrote “captures the epic patriotic feeling... richly romantic... gripping melodrama... vivid characterization” “this, with the distinctive colours of the national orchestra - particularly those earthy Czech woodwinds - is definitely closer to home. Here, then, the song of the bard Lumir in the great hall of
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Works on This Recording

1. Má vlast by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor:  Libor Pesek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Czech Republic 

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