I've loved "The Moldau" (a movement of "Ma Vlast" or "My Fatherland") since having to study Smetana and program music in high school. Funny how dissecting music doesn't ruin my enjoyment of it in the same way as dissecting literature. When the TSO put "Ma Vlast" on the program I jumped at the chance to hear "The Moldau" as it should be played and the rest of the work in its entirety.
|Gil Shaham |
(credit: Christian Steiner)