Smetana Má Vlast

Bedrich Smetana - Má Vlast (Kubelik, 1990 recording)  

Posted by wursthans at May 20, 2009
Bedrich Smetana - Má Vlast (Kubelik, 1990 recording)

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (1990)
Genre: Symphonic Poem | 1 CD | EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 430 MB
1990 recording & 2002 release | Publisher: Supraphon SU 11 1208-2 031
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Bedrich Smetana - Má Vlast (1990)  

Posted by peachfuzz at Dec. 23, 2007
Bedrich Smetana - Má Vlast (1990)

Bedrich Smetana: Má Vlast (1998)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 402 MB
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Many nationalistic works have been produced and forgotten over the ages, ranging from the outright descriptive (Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite) to the subtly evocative (Isaac Albéniz's Iberia). Yet, none packs the same punch of a bedrock nationalistic fervor – at least with its intended audience – as Smetana's Má Vlast. And who could have known better than Smetana that musical spur and chauvinistic pride (aka "patriotism") could form such a powerful bond? After all, who doesn't respond to his or her national anthem with an involuntary lump in the throat, a quickening of the pulse, watering of the eyes or a symbolic gesture to a call of action? This particular recording of Smetana's Má Vlast, conducted by Kubelik, is especially poignant since it was released just when the "velvet revolution" marked the end of the Communist rule. Kubelík himself emerged from years of illness and retirement to return home and open the 1990 Prague Festival with, of course, Má Vlast. Reunited for the first time in 42 years, the Czech Philharmonic plays for its former leader with breathtaking focus, transcendent eloquence and a palpable aura of deep, abiding love that channels and conveys the intense emotions Smetana himself must have felt in transforming his maddening prisons of silence and din into a torrent of fervor for his country and his people. I'm about to piss my pants merely thinking about it.

Happy holiday, Flush. This one's for you. I even went out of my usual way to scan the damn covers just for you!

Bedřich Smetana - Má Vlast / My Country  

Posted by tualka at June 22, 2007
Bedřich Smetana - Má Vlast / My Country

Bedřich Smetana - Má Vlast / My Country
mp3 | classical music | 320 kbps | 6 tracks | 172 Mb
Bedrich Smetana - »Ma Vlast« (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaclav Smetacek) - 1984

Bedřich Smetana - MÁ VLAST (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Václav Smetáček) - 1984
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 384 MB
Label: Denon for Supraphon | Catalog Number: 38C37-7241 | TT: 73'53''

In many ways Ma Vlast seems like a problematic work. It is full of patriotism and conductors often choose to exploit its grandeur. Such approaches bring a risk of heaviness. Nikolaus Harnoncourt managed to employ slow tempi and achieve a deeper look without a trace of ponderousness, but his feat was remarkable and difficult to emulate. (Harnoncourt takes 83 minutes compared to 73 for Smetacek, a huge difference.) So Smetacek's decision to go for abandon and delight seems wise. The Czech Phil adds volumes to the treat, with a warm, juicy tone that is almost as enjoyable in this repertoire as the Vienna Phil. In addition, Supraphon's sound is splendid, about as good as early digital gets.
Bedrich Smetana - "Ma Vlast" (NHK Symphony Orchestra - Lovro von Matacic) - 2004

Bedřich Smetana - MÁ VLAST (NHK Symphony Orchestra - Lovro von Matačić) - 2004
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1CD, 417 MB
Label: Altus | Catalog Number: ALT092 | TT: 78'40''

Among music lovers Croatian conductor Lovro von Matačić is mostly known as a great Bruckner exegete. However he was a champion in the Eastern Europe music too. His repertoire included symphonic and opera compositions by Tchaikovsky, Janáček, Korte, Smetana etc.
Smetana: Ma Vlast / Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind (conductor)  (2005)

Smetana: Ma Vlast / Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind (conductor) (2005)
Unknown Rip, APE (tracks), no cue, no log, no scans | RAR rec. 3% | 335 MB
Classical | Label: Mobile Fidelity Inc. | Time: 75:59

I thoroughly enjoyed this performance! The music is played so lovingly and with attention to rhythm and inner harmonies. There are places that are faster or slower than others play it, but it's all done very convincingly and with feeling. The sound is crisp and clear, and very nicely balanced. The climaxes are very loud and clear, but for the majority of the more melodic (and not loud) sound quality is very clear and analytical. It's hard to believe this is a 30 year old recording.
Smetana - Ma Vlast - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Vacláv Neumann - 1975

Smetana - Ma Vlast - Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Vacláv Neumann - 1975
Classical | CD | FLAC LOG CUE | 335 MB | RS |
Suphraphone (11 1958-2 011) | Release Date: 1997

A romantikus cseh nemzeti zeneművészet első nagy képviselője, Bedrich Smetana 125 éve, 1884. május 12-én halt meg.
Smetana 1824. március 2-án született Litomysl városában. Ötévesen már vonósnégyesben játszott, ettől kezdve csak a zene érdekelte, leckeírás helyett koncertekre járt és komponált. Apja végül a szigorú premontreiek gimnáziumába íratta be, így sikerült leérettségiznie. 1843-tól a prágai konzervatóriumba járt, miközben zenetanár volt egy arisztokrata családnál.

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Harnoncourt)  

Posted by Ignazio Favagrossa at Nov. 25, 2008
Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Harnoncourt)

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Harnoncourt)
2 CD | APE+CUE | Covers | 351Mb

I've loved this work by Smetana for many decades now, particularly in recordings by Kubelik and Ancerl. I was first drawn by the music in Die Moldau and then introduced to the other pieces over time. When I first heard this recording by Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic, I was struck by how well Harnoncourt's interpretation tied the various tone poems together into a coherent whole. I was truly impressed by the freshness of the interpretation. Subsequent listenings have only deepened my appreciation for Harnoncourt's vision for this work.(…) (Amazon)

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Repost)  

Posted by Ignazio Favagrossa at Nov. 25, 2008
Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Repost)

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Repost)
1 CD | Single FLACs | COVERS | 424Mb

This CD preserves a remarkable concert that marked the return of Rafael Kubelik to Czechoslovakia after an absence of 41 years. The conductor was in ill health, and had been some time. In fact, just after he returned to his native land in 1989, Maestro Kubelik fell seriously ill and it seemed that would die. But he miraculously recovered and conducted this concert on May 12, 1990.

Smetana - Ma Vlast - Antal Dorati (Doráti Antal)  Music

Posted by dakszhund at Oct. 1, 2009
Smetana - Ma Vlast - Antal Dorati (Doráti Antal)

Smetana - Ma Vlast - Antal Dorati (Doráti Antal)
MP3 kbps: 320 | 141 MB | COVERS
Classical | CD | Label: Philips | Release Date: 1995 | RAR 1% Rec. | RS.com

Ez egy elég gyenge felvétel, de biztosan van olyan, akinek ez a felvétel tetszik.