Past Event12 Aug 2021

Má vlast

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Smetana’s marvellous musical depiction of the Vltava river, also known as The Moldau is, justly, much-loved. What is often forgotten, though, is that it’s only one part of Má vlast (My Homeland), a cycle of six symphonic poems about Bohemia, today the western part of the Czech Republic.

His homeland inspired Smetana to paint a grand panorama of history and landscape. Legends of fearsome warriors;  the mighty fortress Vyšehrad, the seat of ancient kings; the fresh, bucolic countryside; the battles of the Hussite Wars of the fifteenth century; the river binding them all together.

A complete performance is a rarity that is not to be missed.

Conductor: James Judd
Smetana, Má vlast

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