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24.12.17

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Bamberg's "Má vlast" -- Smetana At Home In Germany

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…The Bamberg Symphony was once the hard core of the German Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague along with that latter’s orchestra’s last music director, Joseph Keilberth. They were exiled after World War II and found themselves in picturesque provincial Bamberg. Since then, they have been the world’s best orchestra by size of hometown, with a mission to spread their gift across greater Bavaria and beyond. The Czech/Bohemian root had been cut off during the cold war, but with their new chief conductor Jakub Hrůša, the link has been activated again. It’s only fitting that he would start the tenure with a recording of that most Czech pieces of music, Smetana’s Ma vlast, something he had already recorded some six years earlier with the Prague Philharmonia (Supraphon), a chamber-sized ensemble where he was chief conductor before Bamberg…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: Bamberg's "Má vlast" -- Smetana At Home In Germany



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Bedřich Smetana, Má vlast,
Bamberg Symphony, Jakub Hrůša (conductor),
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