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Smetana: Má Vlast

Rafael Kubelik Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Oct 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Classics
  • ASIN: B00004Z1QD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 222,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country) - 1. Vysehrad (The High Castle)Rafael Kubelik14:16£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country) - 2. Vltava (The Moldau)Rafael Kubelik11:23£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country) - 3. SarkaRafael Kubelik 9:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country) - 4. Z ceskych luhu a haju (From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests)Rafael Kubelik12:23£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country) - 5. TáborRafael Kubelik13:08£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country) - 6. BlanikRafael Kubelik13:53£1.89  Buy MP3 

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best. 2 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this version on price alone, for a secondary sound system in my study. I have always thought Rafael Kubelik was a second-rate conductor, and this reading merely confirms that opinion. It lacks any vigour or bite. The recording itself is woolly. I could not honestly recommend this reading, not even for the car. Off to the charity shop with it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious "Ma Vlast" 26 Nov 2005
By Sungu Okan - Published on
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Rafael Kubelik is one of the most succesful interpreter of Smetana in the whole history. Kubelik and his Wiener Philharmoniker plays with emotion, somewhere very romantic and drammatic, but somewhere glorious, "maestoso". The recording date from 1958 but sound quality s very good and stereo. This recording is a must have.

Smetana's symphonic poem cycle "Ma Vlast" (My Fatherland) based on six movements which, the second is ever-famous "Moldau". This cycle (as in name) tells about Czechoslovakia's historic lands and legends. As you know, Moldau is the famous river.

The other movements are:

1. Vysherad is the castle which protect the capital Prague in 13th century.

3. Sarka is the woman-hero who was lived in 13th century. She was fighted with Frenchs and but their general was fall in love to Sarka. So, she (with her charm) was deceived and then she invited the some of Frenchs for drink wine. Then, all of them (except Sarka) gets drunk and Sarka, secretly was added a poison which make them sleepy. So, all of them sleeps, and then Sarka calls her Czech army with her horn. And gradullay they comes, and all of them kills Frenchs (with their general), while they're sleeping!

5. Tabor is the army of the country and then 6. Blanik is the contiuation of Tabor. Blanik is the mountain which, the army's shelter, while they're waiting the "war alarm". But, this movement ends with a triumphal finale, which includes the main "Vysherad" and "God's Warriors" chorale. This work is very succesful example of patriotic music and it is to affect nationalism.

This is an essential recording and a must have for any classical music lovers. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Smetana recording 2 Jan 2014
By S. Dunayer - Published on
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This is an excellent recording and of course I love Ma Vlast. I have loved the Moldau for many years.
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