Smetana ~ Moldau

Smetana ~ Moldau

The World Rose: http://richardbrittain.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/the-world-rose From Smetana's Ma Vlast

Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre

Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre (first performed in 1875) is the name of opus 40 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The composition is based upon a poem by Henri Cazalis, on an old French superstition: Zig, zig, zig, Death in a cadence, Striking with his heel a tomb, Death at midnight plays a dance-tune, Zig, zig, zig, on his violin. The winter wind blows and the night is dark; Moans are heard in the linden trees. Through the gloom, white skeletons pass, Running and leaping in their shrouds. Zig, zig, zig, each one is frisking, The bones of the dancers are heard to crack— But hist! of a sudden they quit the round, They push forward, they fly; the cock has crowed. According to the ancient superstition, "Death" appears at midnight every year on Halloween. Death has the power to call forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle (represented by a solo violin with its E-string tuned to an E-flat in an example of scordatura tuning). His skeletons dance for him until the first break of dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year. The piece opens with a harp playing a single note, D, twelve times to signify the clock striking midnight, accompanied by soft chords from the string section. This then leads to the eerie E flat and A chords (also known as a tritone or the "Devil's chord") played by a solo violin, representing death on his fiddle. After which the main theme is heard on a solo flute and is followed by a descending scale on the solo violin. The rest of the orchestra, particularly the lower instruments of the string section, then joins in on the descending scale. The main theme and the scale is then heard throughout the various sections of the orchestra until it breaks to the solo violin and the harp playing the scale. The piece becomes more energetic and climaxes at this point; the full orchestra playing with strong dynamics.Towards the end of the piece, there is another violin solo, now modulating, which is then joined by the rest of the orchestra. The final section, a pianissimo, represents the dawn breaking and the skeletons returning to their graves. The piece makes particular use of the xylophone in a particular theme to imitate the sounds of rattling bones. Saint-Saëns uses a similar motif in the Fossils part of his Carnival of the Animals. [from Wikipedia] Artwork:Remedios Varo,"Les Feuilles Mortes". Played by:National Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor:Leopold Stokowski.

Disclosure - You & Me feat. Eliza Doolittle (Flume Remix)

Disclosure - You & Me  feat. Eliza Doolittle  (Flume Remix)

Production: Toby and Pete Creative Direction: Toby and Pete REMIX FUME Director: Toby Pike Director of Photography: Andreas Smetana Music copyrights to Disclosure & Flume

KAB - La Moldau [Smetana COVER]

KAB - La Moldau [Smetana COVER]

KAB remixe la Moldau de Bedřich Smetana ! Nouvel EP « Klube » disponible Spotify : http://spoti.fi/1UmDVHU iTunes : http://bit.ly/1W331xJ Deezer : http://bit.ly/2618rQ2 FOLLOW KAB Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/kabofficiel

Slovanská hudba A. Dvořák / B. Smetana

Slovanská hudba   A. Dvořák / B. Smetana

Vánoční koncert dechových orchestrů ZUŠ Sokolov a ZUŠ Toužim 5. 12. 2012 klášterní kostel sv. Ant. z Padovy Sokolov

Ma Vlast! (Smetana) (Lyrics+Song/Artist Info) Beautiful Romantic 4K Music Video Album! H.D.

Ma Vlast! (Smetana) (Lyrics+Song/Artist Info) Beautiful Romantic 4K Music Video Album! H.D.

ALBUM SONGS LIST: Ma Vlast + Lover (3 Versions) + Love’s Old Sweet Song (Two Versions) + Ben Hur Love Theme & Love Story Theme! +++ Má vlast (Czech pronunciation: [maː 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. Vltava, also known by its English name The Moldau, and in German Die Moldau, was composed between 20 November and 8 December 1874 and was premiered on 4 April 1875 under Adolf Čech. It is about 13 minutes long, and is in the key of E minor. In this piece, Smetana uses tone painting to evoke the sounds of one of Bohemia's great rivers. In his own words: The composition describes the course of the Vltava, starting from the two small springs, the Cold and Warm Vltava, to the unification of both streams into a single current, the course of the Vltava through woods and meadows, through landscapes where a farmer's wedding is celebrated, the round dance of the mermaids in the night's moonshine: on the nearby rocks loom proud castles, palaces and ruins aloft. The Vltava swirls into the St John's Rapids; then it widens and flows toward Prague, past the Vyšehrad, and then majestically vanishes into the distance, ending at the Labe (or Elbe, in German). The piece contains Smetana's most famous tune. It is an adaptation of the melody La Mantovana, attributed to the Italian renaissance tenor, Giuseppe Cenci, which, in a borrowed Romanian form, was also the basis for the Israeli national anthem, Hatikvah. The tune also appears in an old Czech folk song, Kočka leze dírou ("The Cat Crawls Through the Hole"); Hanns Eisler used it for his "Song of the Moldau”; and Stan Getz performed it as “Dear old Stockholm” (probably through another derivative of the original tune, “Ack Värmeland du sköna”). +++ Bedřich Smetana - Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɛdr̝ɪx ˈsmɛtana] (1824 – 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style that became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He has been regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music. Internationally he is best known for his opera The Bartered Bride and for the symphonic cycle Má vlast ("My Homeland"), which portrays the history, legends and landscape of the composer's native land. MORE ON SMETANA ON VIDEO! +++ Prof Howdy has happily uploaded well over one thousand Beautiful Romantic H.D. Music Videos for your personal enjoyment! Listening to these is quite similar to listening to Easy Listening FM Radio Stations (and a few AM) during the 1950s & 1960s! Enjoy them all! (Google: #ProfHowdy on YouTube) +++ GOOGLE SONG INFO: Lover - John Williams; Boston Pops Orchestra 3:29 - 6:47 Ma Vlast, The Moldau from "My Fatherland" - Franck Pourcel and His Orchestra 0:13 - 3:17 LOVE STORY - THEME - VARIOUS 21:24 - 25:44 +++ Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?” That’s exactly what Jesus did. He didn’t make it easy for Himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. +++ MORE BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL MUSIC VIDEOS: https://goo.gl/c4HspF https://www.facebook.com/groups/EasyListening1950s Google: T3H7P12H NOTE: There is some discussion in the Geek World about what constitutes a 4K Video. iMovie - which these videos are made from - identify this video as 4K. YouTube wavers but at the very least this video is far superior to 1080p any day! +++ DESCRIPTION: Orchestra, Easy Listening, Wikipedia, Broadway, Movie Theme, Strings, Cascading Strings, Lyrics, T3H7P12H, #ProfHowdy, Romantic, Educational, Love Advice, Nostalgia, Thoughtful, Theme, symphony, album, 4K, lyrics, Choir, Singers, Chorale, Relaxing, Stream, women’s studies, John Williams, Boston Pops, BPO, Ma Vlast, Lover, Love’s Old Sweet Song, Norman Luboff, Cyril Ornadel, Love Story Theme, Arthur Fiedler,

Smetana:Moldva

Smetana:Moldva

Esti giccses :-) - Canon 600 D test

Bedrich Smetana, Ma vlast (My Fatherland), The Moldau

Bedrich Smetana, Ma vlast (My Fatherland), The Moldau

Bedrich Smetana Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth, Ma vlast (My Fatherland) Classical Music Start-Up Kit, Vol. 2: 1825-1945 8.550835 http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=545113 http://www.naxoslicensing.com/

Epic Remix - Moldau, Smetana - Corentin Sauvage

Epic Remix - Moldau, Smetana - Corentin Sauvage

Title : Moldau (orchestral remix) Description : An old train travels through landscapes, to get to an ancient city. This is a video created and directed by Nelson Dos Santos & Omar Meradi. The original soudtrack has been created by Philippe Rey.

Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast Moldau (Vltava) [City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra]

Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast Moldau (Vltava) [City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra]

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