Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Smetana: Má Vlast
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
More than Janáček, who witnessed Czechoslovakia’s independence in 1918, and even more than Dvořák, who established an international career for himself, Bedrich Smetana was considered to be the face of national Czech music.
The best-known homage to his fatherland took the form of a cycle of six symphonic poems entitled Má vlast (My Fatherland), in which he expresses his views on his country’s past, present and future. The last time the orchestra performed the full cycle was under Antal Dorati in 1986, and it is led here by its honorary guest conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
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Duration : 01 h 30 min
Location : Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Production date : 2010
Production : © LGM / Mezzo / Orchestre royal du Concertgebouw