Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Charles Mackerras

Smetana: My Country. A Cycle of Symphonic Poems

Catalogue Number: SU 3465-2
Published: 28th June 2000
Genre: Symphonic Poems
This album has received following awards:
  • Cannes Classical Award nomination (2002)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras
Australian conductor Charles Mackerras, resident in Great Britain, is well known as a leading expert on Czech music and as one-time pupil of Václav Talich, that father of the modern Czech conducting tradition. Mackerras now supplements his Czech music discography with a very important item, this new recording of Bedřich Smetana's cycle of symphonic poems Má vlast (My Homeland), which not only stands as a highly attractive export item of Czech music but is also a touchstone for the evaluation of the qualities of the guest conductor. The recording was made at the ceremonial opening concert of the 1999 Prague Spring international music competition.
Bedřich Smetana
My Country. A Cycle of Symphonic Poems
1. Vyšehrad 15:05
2. Vltava 11:57
3. Šárka 09:48
4. From Bohemia's Woods and Fields 12:07
5. Tábor 12:21
6. Blaník 14:23