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I'm in the Mood for Má Vlast
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Ricardo Jimenez
2019-08-03 19:24:54 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Bob Harper
2019-08-03 19:56:35 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Ancerl and Kubelik, both with the CPO. Others may have better sound,
but these two are sui generis, IMO.

Bob Harper
Ricardo Jimenez
2019-08-03 20:21:59 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Ancerl and Kubelik, both with the CPO. Others may have better sound,
but these two are sui generis, IMO.
Bob Harper
Unfortunately Spotify doesn't seem to have have either complete. They
do have Kubelik's versions with the Boston, Bavarian Radio and Chicago
Symphony Orchestras.
m***@gmail.com
2019-08-03 22:02:39 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Ancerl and Kubelik, both with the CPO. Others may have better sound,
but these two are sui generis, IMO.
Bob Harper
Unfortunately Spotify doesn't seem to have have either complete. They
do have Kubelik's versions with the Boston, Bavarian Radio and Chicago
Symphony Orchestras.
The live 1990 Kubelik is on YouTube. Dramatic, deeply emotional (he came out of retirement to conduct this Prague Spring concert) and well-played.
Ricardo Jimenez
2019-08-04 02:21:32 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Ancerl and Kubelik, both with the CPO. Others may have better sound,
but these two are sui generis, IMO.
Bob Harper
Unfortunately Spotify doesn't seem to have have either complete. They
do have Kubelik's versions with the Boston, Bavarian Radio and Chicago
Symphony Orchestras.
The live 1990 Kubelik is on YouTube. Dramatic, deeply emotional (he came out of retirement to conduct this Prague Spring concert) and well-played.
The same forces performed the work in Tokyo in November 1991. The
sound is far better than the 1990 performance in Prague.

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2019-10-14 01:55:55 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Ancerl and Kubelik, both with the CPO. Others may have better sound,
but these two are sui generis, IMO.
Bob Harper
Unfortunately Spotify doesn't seem to have have either complete. They
do have Kubelik's versions with the Boston, Bavarian Radio and Chicago
Symphony Orchestras.
The live 1990 Kubelik is on YouTube. Dramatic, deeply emotional (he came out of retirement to conduct this Prague Spring concert) and well-played.
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=%22Among+his+many+treasurable+recordings%22
g***@gmail.com
2019-08-03 22:51:33 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
http://www.classicalnotes.net/classics/vlast.html
s***@nycap.rr.com
2019-08-05 12:56:50 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Can't do better than this one. Kubelik/BSO

https://www.amazon.com/Smetana-M%C3%A1-Vlast-Bedrich/dp/B000001GC2

MIFrost
Frank Berger
2019-08-05 23:52:45 UTC
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Post by Ricardo Jimenez
There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Can't do better than this one. Kubelik/BSO
https://www.amazon.com/Smetana-M%C3%A1-Vlast-Bedrich/dp/B000001GC2
MIFrost
I don't know how you choose among the great Ma Vlast's -
Kubelik/CPO/1990/Supraphon, Kubelik/BSO/1971/DG, Kubelik/CPO/1984/Orfeo,
Talich/CPO/1954/Supraphon.
Lawrence Kart
2019-08-05 21:55:46 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Antoni Wit's on Naxos is awfully good.

Larry Kart
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2019-08-06 00:08:38 UTC
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Talich & CPO : Live recording in 1939.

https://www.amazon.com/Live-1939-Smetana/dp/B005RYGSR8/

Not good sound, but very very moving.
Andrew Clarke
2019-08-07 01:25:27 UTC
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Post by Ricardo Jimenez
There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
I'm in the mood for Ma Vlast,
Jarvi is when you're Neeme,
Jan, Bohuslav or Jiri,
I'm in the mood for Ma Vlast ...

Andrew Clarke
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who's misspelt Pascal Rog'e's name on all his downloads too :-(
number_six
2019-08-07 02:02:37 UTC
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Post by Ricardo Jimenez
There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
I'm in the mood for Ma Vlast,
Jarvi is when you're Neeme,
Jan, Bohuslav or Jiri,
I'm in the mood for Ma Vlast ...
Andrew Clarke
Canberra
who's misspelt Pascal Rog'e's name on all his downloads too :-(
You really broke the Moldau with this post...
Oscar
2019-08-07 03:47:14 UTC
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You really broke the Moldau with this post...
You must be from Czechoguffawkia. <said like Kenny Bania>

My picks:
-Talich (CPO), 1939.
-Kubelík (CPO), 1990.
-Hrůša (Prague Philharmonia), 2010 http://www.jakubhrusa.com/project/smetana-ma-vlast/
number_six
2019-08-08 00:53:55 UTC
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You really broke the Moldau with this post...
You must be from Czechoguffawkia. <said like Kenny Bania>
So far, I'm not aware of any allegations that Smetana was part of Ma Vlast right-wing conspiracy.

I admit I had to look up Kenny Bania.
Haydn House CD
2019-08-07 15:26:45 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
Smetacek / CPO
Chango
2019-08-07 23:37:10 UTC
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There seem to be 50 or more of the Smetana cycle on Spotify. Anybody
think one stands higher than the others?
May I suggest a dark horse, which might be my very favorite- Malcolm Sargent/EMI, available used for pennies online. It's also in the Malcolm Sargent Icon box.

Steve Koenig
Oscar
2019-08-07 23:43:23 UTC
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Thanks for the Sargent suggestion. I don’t think I’ve ever sat and listened to it. And to think, I consider myself as a Sargentophile. (As well as a Cyril Scottophile.) Pfft.
Alex Brown
2019-08-08 19:55:00 UTC
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Post by Chango
May I suggest a dark horse, which might be my very favorite- Malcolm Sargent/EMI
May I suggest another? Berglund/Staatskapelle Dresden/EMI (1979).
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