Smetana – Vltava for viola quintet


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All of the “Má Vlast” suite, of which Vltava is just a part, is a massive symphonic masterpiece, needing a massive orchestra, in a massive symphonic venue, with similarly proportioned conductor. But here is our very own viola quintet version, requiring nothing more than lots of stamina, nimble fingers, lots of rosin, and plenty of coffee. There are 5 sections: The source of the Vltava, Hunt in the woods, Country wedding, Moonlight – Dance of the nymphs, The broad flow of the Vltava. 22 mins. A

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