Smetana - Ma Vlast - Tábor
Type of Spiritual Experience
Má vlast (meaning "My homeland" in the Czech language) is a set of six symphonic poems composed between 1874 and 1879 by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana. While it is often presented as a single work in six movements and – with the exception of Vltava – is almost always recorded that way, the six pieces were conceived as individual works.
This piece, which was finished on 13 December 1878 and premiered on 4 January 1880, is named for the city of Tábor in the south of Bohemia founded by the Hussites and serving as their center during the Hussite Wars. The theme for the piece is quoted from the first two lines of the Hussite hymn, "Ktož jsú boží bojovníci" ("Ye Who Are Warriors of God").
A description of the experience
Autor/Author: Bedřich Smetana
Název skladby/Title: Tábor
Orchestr/Orchestra: Česká Filharmonie/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Dirigent/Conductor: Václav Talich