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The Moldau

Symphonic Poem No. 2 from My Fatherland

By Bedrich Smetana

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Piano - intermediate
Symphonic Poem No. 2 from My Fatherland. Composed by Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884). Arranged by Lothar Lechner. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Edition Schott. Classical. 28 pages. Schott Music #ED 4345. Published by Schott Music (HL.49004817).

Item Number: HL.49004817

ISBN 9783795752774. 9x12 inches.

Smetana's 'Vlatava' can be regarded as a prime example of programme music. The composition is a hymn to Smetana's home country of Bohemia, describing the course of the river Vltava from the source to its junction with the river Elbe.The work describes the course of the river Vltava starting from the two small sources of the warm Vltava and the cold Vltava until the two streams merge. The course of the Vltava is through forests and meadows and further through the landscape where many merry celebrations are being held; a dance of the water nymphs in the moonlight, castles, magnificent houses and ruins proudly appearing on nearby rocks; the Vltava forming eddies in the rapids of St. Johann, flowing as a large river toward Prague until the fortress of Vysehrad appear, and eventually disappearing in the distance to flow majestically into the river Elbe. (B. Smetana).

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  • 5

    ReeseG
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • March 09, 2019 The Moldau

    Very nice transcription - difficulty is high intermediate. I thought it was accurate to the original score. No cuts or simplifications. It is a beautiful melody so you must work to bring it out against all the arpeggios.

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    Saverio
    Location:
    Levico Terme, Italia
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • February 15, 2019 Smetana - La mia Patria

    Riduzione per piano ben svolta e stampata con caratteri chiari in edizione completa. Se ne consiglia l'acquisto.

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    Anonymous
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    Houghton, MI
    Difficulty Level:
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  • January 07, 2008 Die Mauldau

    My boyfriend is a pianist and I recently bought Mauldau for him for Christmas. I play the trumpet but am quite unfamiliar with piano sheet music, but he seemed very pleased with it. I would recommend this to anyone.

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    Johan
    Location:
    South Africa
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • July 11, 2006 Extremely good!

    I was a bit sceptical at first when I bought it, I thought it would be simplified etc. but it is quite the opposite. There is a lot of very technical work, scales, etc. but VERY BEAUTIFUL! I would recommend this to anyone. It is worth it, 100%. And it...

    is in a beautiful book! Printed on nice paper. Get it, definitely!!

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