Vltava by Smetana
is one of six orchestral tone poems with the overall title of Ma Vlast
(My country) and describes the journey of a river from its source to Prague.
The piece lasts twelve minutes.
- The source of the
river Vltava consists of a warm, racing theme and a cool, peaceful theme (Theme
main theme flows along in compound duple time (Theme 2).
hunting scene in the forest is depicted (Theme 3).
river passes close to a village where a wedding is taking place. This is illustrated
by a polka played on strings and clarinets (Theme 4).
nightfall, the silvery water-nymphs dance in the moonlight. The muted strings
are high and shimmering. Woodwind and harp also play (Theme 5).
Vltava passes through rapids and crashes on rocks. The rhythms are now swirling,
the low instruments are rumbling, the woodwind is shrieking and the cymbals are
river enters Prague triumphantly in a major key and flows off into the distance.
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of Czech Republic and Slovakia (Czechoslovakia)
through mountainous scenery
river passes by a hunting scene
river passes by a wedding in a village
dance and bathe by moonlight
river passes over rapids
river becomes wide in Prague
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