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C3 Musical confessions

10. 03. 2022
19:00 p.m.
Dům kultury města Ostravy
from 190 CZK

Bedřich Smetana
Vyšehrad

Bedřich Smetana
Vltava

Bedřich Smetana
Tábor

Bedřich Smetana
Blaník

 

Emma Smetana – moderator
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Jan Kučera – conductor

 

Who would not know Má vlast (My Fatherland)? The work that opens the annual, most prestigious music festival in Czech Republic – Prague Spring. The cycle Má Vlast consists of six symphonic poems, each with different character: royal and elegiac Vyšehrad, lovely and playful Vltava, wild and passionate Šárka, joyful and hymn-like Z českých luhů a hájů (From Bohemia´s Woods anf Fields) and finally Tábor and Blaník, unyielding and powerful, but also majestic – prophesizing the victorious future of our nation.  In this cycle, we find memories of important historical events of our country as well as the projection of ideals of the past into the future. Smetana also shows the character of Czech people and their land. It is Smetana’s greatest work and one of the best pieces of Czech classical music overall.