Bedrich Smetana Moldau

Bedrich Smetana - La Moldau, Trio Op.15, Danses Tchèques, Quatuor No.1 (2017) {Diapason}

EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 334 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 193 mb
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason / DIAP089

Czech quarter: two classics, a rarity and a treasure as dear to Nicolas Derny as to Georges Zeisel: the terrible Quartet "From my life" by young Vlach, LP Electrola unpublished on CD.
Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker) (1987) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | 325 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 431 652 2

James Levine's viennese recording of Smetana's famed masterpiece is one of the best performances of the work around today. With clear, full-bodied digital recording and ripe, rich and opulent playing from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, it presents a performance that is as comporable to Kubelik as any other. Despite Levine's roots in the theatre (Metropolitan Opera), he manages to grasp a clear sense of drama in the work, and while some might argue that he is mainly concerned with orchestral effect for its own sake, he certainly does not do this but presents every minute detail in this musical kaliedascopic picture.
Roberto Plano - Bedrich Smetana: Piano Music, Album Leaves and Sketches (2014)

Roberto Plano - Bedřich Smetana: Piano Music, Album Leaves and Sketches (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94788 | Time: 01:16:39

This will be quite a discovery for those who know the music of Bedrich Smetana only through his grand and nationalistic cycle of tone-poems, Ma Vlast, even if they are yet familiar with his more painfully intimate string quartets or his folkloristic operas. For Smetana, like most composers, needed to eat; and to do so he was happy to make his own contribution towards satisfying the seemingly insatiable appetite of the bourgeois 19th-century public for piano music that they could perform at home. Music of no great difficulty but boundless charm, these miniatures are now seldom heard and even less often recorded, and this is a shame, for works such as the Op.3 Characteristic Pieces show how the pianistic extroversion of Brahms and Liszt (who was a great admirer and supporter of the young Smetana, giving him valuable introductions to publishers) could be adapted to a domestic context, and with the particular inflection of Czech and Bohemian character, derived not only from simple and song-like melodies but also irregularly stressed dance-rhythms that the young Italian pianist Roberto Plano relishes to the full on this welcome new survey.
Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Dvorak: Symphonie No.9; Smetana: Moldau (1985)

Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Dvorak: Symphonie No.9; Smetana: Moldau (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 227 MB | no scans
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | 55:12

A great combination of the great composers. Dvorak's 9th Symphony also known as "From the New World" and Smetana's "Moldau" from his series "My Motherland". The cover above is from the 1993 remastered edition but the rip source is the original 1985 disc.
Karel Ancerl - Gold Edition: Volume I : Bedrich Smetana - My Country

Karel Ancerl - Gold Edition: Volume I : Bedrich Smetana - My Country
Classical | Instrumental | Ape lossless | Easy CD-DA Extractor | covers | booklet | No log | No cue | 320Mb + 11Mb
Czech Philharmony - Karel Ancerl | Recording: 1964 | Release: 2002 | Label: Supraphon
Czech: Ančerl Gold Edition 1 Smetana, B. Má vlast | ČF | Karel Ančerl

Bedrich Smetana - Má Vlast (Kubelik, 1990 recording)  Music

Posted by wursthans at May 20, 2009
Bedrich Smetana - Má Vlast (Kubelik, 1990 recording)

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (1990)
Genre: Symphonic Poem | 1 CD | EAC & FLAC (CUE+LOG) | Complete Covers & PDF | 430 MB
1990 recording & 2002 release | Publisher: Supraphon SU 11 1208-2 031

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Harnoncourt)  Music

Posted by Ignazio Favagrossa at Nov. 25, 2008
Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Harnoncourt)

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Harnoncourt)
2 CD | APE+CUE | Covers | 351Mb

I've loved this work by Smetana for many decades now, particularly in recordings by Kubelik and Ancerl. I was first drawn by the music in Die Moldau and then introduced to the other pieces over time. When I first heard this recording by Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic, I was struck by how well Harnoncourt's interpretation tied the various tone poems together into a coherent whole. I was truly impressed by the freshness of the interpretation. Subsequent listenings have only deepened my appreciation for Harnoncourt's vision for this work.(…) (Amazon)
Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride & Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No.9 (CLASSICAL GOLD: CD 36/50) APE

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride & Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No.9
Classical Gold: CD 36/50 | APEs | 262 Mb
Genre: Classical | ES, FF

Bedrich Smetana - Má Vlast (1990)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at Dec. 23, 2007
Bedrich Smetana - Má Vlast (1990)

Bedrich Smetana: Má Vlast (1998)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 402 MB
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Many nationalistic works have been produced and forgotten over the ages, ranging from the outright descriptive (Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite) to the subtly evocative (Isaac Albéniz's Iberia). Yet, none packs the same punch of a bedrock nationalistic fervor – at least with its intended audience – as Smetana's Má Vlast. And who could have known better than Smetana that musical spur and chauvinistic pride (aka "patriotism") could form such a powerful bond? After all, who doesn't respond to his or her national anthem with an involuntary lump in the throat, a quickening of the pulse, watering of the eyes or a symbolic gesture to a call of action? This particular recording of Smetana's Má Vlast, conducted by Kubelik, is especially poignant since it was released just when the "velvet revolution" marked the end of the Communist rule. Kubelík himself emerged from years of illness and retirement to return home and open the 1990 Prague Festival with, of course, Má Vlast. Reunited for the first time in 42 years, the Czech Philharmonic plays for its former leader with breathtaking focus, transcendent eloquence and a palpable aura of deep, abiding love that channels and conveys the intense emotions Smetana himself must have felt in transforming his maddening prisons of silence and din into a torrent of fervor for his country and his people. I'm about to piss my pants merely thinking about it.

Happy holiday, Flush. This one's for you. I even went out of my usual way to scan the damn covers just for you!
Ferenc Fricsay: Dvorak, Symp 9 - Smetana, Moldau - Liszt, Les Preludes

Berliner Philharmoniker, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin
Leitung: Ferenc Fricsay