Ma Vlast Archive
Smetana’s epic, national symphonic cycle has a glowing document from the late Jiri Belohlavek and his Czech Philharmonic. SMETANA: Ma Vlast – Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/ Jiri Belohlavek – Decca 483 3187, 76:52 (1/12/18) [Distr. by Universal] ***** Recorded 12-14 May 2014 at Smetana Hall, Prague, this reading of the esteemed 1874 symphonic cycle Ma Vlast […]
SMETANA: Ma Vlast – Evelinde Trenker and Sontraud Speidel, pianos – MD&G Gold Records MD&G 930 1960-6 multi-channel SACD with additional 2+2+2 80:00 (8/5/16) [Distr. by eOne] ****: A unique transcription of the Smetana classic arranged for two pianos. Smetana’s Ma Vlast is a standard part of the concert repertoire. It was the composer’s manifesto […]
Theodore Kuchar adds a distinguished reading to the legacy of complete Ma Vlast interpretations, well worth consideration.
A student orchestra performance, but don’t let that dissuade you from viewing/hearing this stirring performance.
Lovro von Matacic leads an inflamed version of the complete Ma Vlast, one he meant for universal export and impact well beyond its over-indulged “The Moldau”.
A recording with a lot of pedigree is back once again in the catalog, but the sound might preclude it as an only choice.