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CZ - PRAHA CZ - PRAHA IX - 2006 IX - 2006 Music – Music – Die Moldau Die Moldau , , Symphonic Poem Symphonic Poem by by Bedrich Bedrich Smetana Smetana Formated by Formated by Delza Dias Ferreira - Delza Dias Ferreira - [email protected] English version by Flavio Musa de Freitas Guimarães Flavio Musa de Freitas Guimarães

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  • CZ - PRAHA IX - 2006

    Music Die Moldau, Symphonic Poem by Bedrich Smetana

    Formated by Delza Dias Ferreira - [email protected] version by Flavio Musa de Freitas Guimares

  • Praga,Czechs Republic Capital is both a modern city and a true Architecture relic. Golden city, stone dream, magic city, hundred towers city, or Prague the mother-city, are some of the epithets she is known for.

  • The Prague Castle (Prask hrad) is the largest castle of the world, whose construction begun in the 9th Century and embodies in its complex the imposing St. Vitus Cathedral(katedrla sv. Vta), the oldest gothic cathedral in Europe.

  • Part of the citys beauty is emphasized by the Vltava river way with its centennial bridges.

  • When admiring this river waters and flow its easy to understand Bedrich Smetanas root of inspiration for its symphonic poem Die Moldau (Vltava) here used as musical background.

  • Bedrich Smetana, one of the greatest Czechs composers of 19th Century, born in March 2, 1824 and dead at Prague in May 12, 1884, founded the Czech Music National School, and ascended as Conductor of Pragues Opera Orchestra in 1866. Liszts disciple, undergone Wagners influence, and significantly influenced the heavenly Antonin Dvork.In 1874, due to syphilis deafness, dedicated himself, as Beethoven, only to compose.In 1883 was interned in a psychiatric hospital, where he passed away.

  • The most outstanding of the citys monuments some over 10 centuries old are located at the Old Citys downtown, along Krlovsk cesta

  • Krlovsk cesta stretches from the Municipal House to the Prague Castle.Along way you can admire the famous Czech crystals commerce and, at Old Town Square (Staromstsk nmst), the famous astronomic Orloj. .

  • The oldest part of Pragues Orloj that includes the mechanic clock and the astronomic displayer was built back in 1410.The tradition of glass and crystal working at Czech Republic is known since the 1st Century BC, although the large scale production dates from the 9th Century AC.

  • The Municipal House scenery of Czechoslovakias independency proclamation in October 28, 1918 houses the Smetana Concert Hall (Smetanova s), the largest theater hall of Prague. At his side sits the Powder Tower.

  • Inside Municipal House (Obecn dm) you can find the elegant French Restaurant (Francouzksa Restaurace), one of the most stunning Art Nouveau constructions in Europe.

  • Further on situates the splendid Carlos Bridge (Karlv most), built in the middle 14th Century, with pillars decorated with about 30 baroque statues representing catholic Saints.

  • Virgin Mary of Tyn, - Gothic Cathedral at the Old City (Star Mesto) square - beginnings of its construction in 1461.

  • St. Vitus Cathedral joins together matchless treasures and its high gothic arches create a frame effect for the Mucha stained glasses.

  • The National Theatre (Nrodn divadlo) the oldest professional theater of Czech Republic was founded in 1920, after the creation of Czechoslovakia.

  • National Museums building, projected by Josef Schultz as a symbol of the Czech National Revival, houses the largest and oldest Czech museum.

  • The inner staircases of the National Museum (Nrodn muzeum) building are a perfect acoustic space that, as so, constitutes a favorite place for traditional camera and coral concerts.

  • In Prague not only the architectural stiles are in perfect harmony but as in the whole Czechoslovakia its people perfectly balances the relaxed leisure enjoyment with intense cultural activity.

  • From this whole Czech tradition that so well blends culture and joy in living emerged enlightened geniuses such as Dvok and Smetana in music as well as Kundera and Kafka in literature.

  • Prague proudly honors its illustrious sons as in this statue of Franz Kafka by Jaroslav Rna.

  • But music occupies the most important place in the city, where each church, each palace, offers, every night, the master composers melodies, transforming Prague in a gigantic concert hall at Moldaus riverbank.

  • and here, from the National Museum, the orchestra goes on playing Smetana for you

  • The End