Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau)

One of the founders and most prolific composers of Czech classical music Bedrich Smetana started out – just like Mozart – as a prodigy. At the age four he was a member in an adult an orchestra. Still at a young age together with Ferenc Liszt he founded a musical school. 

He lost his hearing in 1874 but composed a set of six symphonic poems entitled “Má vlast” (My homeland) the second part of which is “Vltava” (The Moldau). The composition presents the playfulness of the river waves and its graceful drifting along with all the beauty and wonder of its banks.