Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin – Smetana: Triumphal Symphony & Overture and Dances from The Bartered Bride (2018) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin – Smetana: Triumphal Symphony & Overture and Dances from The Bartered Bride (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:03:33 minutes | 670 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Naxos

Being honest, with the exception of Má Vlast – and really just the Moldau – and the opening of The Bartered Bride, the works of Smetana are just not really known, at least not on this side of the Vltava. Of course, everyone knows that he was the founding father of Czech national music, who broke ground later ploughed by Dvořák, Suk, Martinů and Janáček, but his grandfatherly role seems to have won him more honour than it did audiences for his music. In his own time, the very idea of the Czech nation was quite fluid; in 1854, when Smetana wrote his Festive Symphony Op. 6, he worked in various references… including the imperial anthem of the Habsburg monarchy! It’s a theme from Haydn, but all the same, the allusion might have ruffled a few nationalist feathers… And it’s still ruffling them today! And for that reason, this symphony – the only work by Smetana in this format – has remained largely ignored. So we should welcome this new release. The programme is rounded off with a chance to enjoy re-discovering the vivid overture of The Bartered Bride of 1866, as well as three typical dances which were added to the score three years later: a polka, a furiant and a general dance, all very famous pieces today, and with good reason.

Tracklist:
01. Triumphal Symphony in E Major, Op. 6: I. Allegro vivace
02. Triumphal Symphony in E Major, Op. 6: II. Largo maestoso
03. Triumphal Symphony in E Major, Op. 6: III. Scherzo. Allegro vivo
04. Triumphal Symphony in E Major, Op. 6: IV. Finale. Allegro non troppo ma energico
05. Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Overture
06. The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100 (Excerpts): Polka
07. The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100 (Excerpts): Furiant
08. The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100 (Excerpts): Dance of the Comedians

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