Smetana Ma Vlast Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD
Conducted by Walter Susskind, rarely has a composition portrayed such beauty, adventure, peril, and glory as the St. Louis Symphony's interpretation of Bedrich Smetana's Ma Vlast. Captured on Ultradisc UHR Surround SACD with GAIN2 technology, every movement conjures up panoramic and vivid images of a classic hero's journey!
Recorded in the later years of his life, Ma Vlast is a cycle of six symphonic poems. While composing the cycle, Smetana was troubled by tinnitus and eventually shared the same bitter fate as Beethoven. His works often reflected the lilting character of his homeland and are harmonically and structurally influenced by the music of Liszt and Berlioz. Bedrich Smetana is generally acknowledged as the true founder of Czech music.
"Here is a composer with genuine Czech heart, an artist by the grace of God." - Franz List on Bedrich Smetana
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Walter Susskind, conductor
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
Ma'Vlast ("My Country," Complete Symphonic Cycle)
2. Vitava (The Moldau)
4. Z Ceskych luhuv a haju (from Bohemia's Woods and Fields)