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Vltava, also known as Die Moldau (German name), was composed between 20 November and 8 December 1874 and was premiered on 4 April 1875. It is about 12 minutes long, and is in the key of E minor.

In this piece, Smetana uses tone painting to evoke the sounds of one of Bohemia's great rivers.

The composition follows the river Vltava (German: Moldau), from where it starts as two small springs – one cold water and one warm water spring… read more

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  • Avatar for marjo47
    Its about the Moldau river but this City has got such beautiful streets and alleys with shopping centers, restaurants, music and its called the Golden City because of the colour of many houses.. Sort of Art Deco with statues etc.stll love this music to.
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    Beautiful just like Prague was. Thanks Hannes!
  • Avatar for camune
    Great great
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    I've never been fortunate to see the Vitava or the Moldau. I've never kayaked down either. However, I know every turn, every tributary, every quiet part, every torrent, thanks to Smetana.
  • Avatar for abunono
    Hallo Jörg!
  • Avatar for demirciler59
    and the smell and feeling of spring..
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    like water spring.
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