Smetana, Bedrich
Vltava (The Moldau)
Edition no.
BA 9558
ISMN
9790260105942
Volume / Series
BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor
Macdonald, Hugh
Language(s) of text
Czech, English, German
Product format
Score, Urtext edition
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Binding
Paperback
Pages / Format
XIII, 88 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
“Vltava” (The Moldau) is Smetana’s most famous and frequently performed tone poem. It was written between 20 November and 8 December 1874, but only in 1879-1880, with the completion of the entire cycle “Má vlast” did it appear in print, when Urbánek issued it in full score and a version for piano duet.

Owing to the large number of misprints in the Urbánek first edition, Hugh Macdonald has based his new edition on the autograph score, with cross-references to the first edition and the composer’s own version for piano duet. Conflicting readings in the sources are listed in the Critical Commentary along with a discussion of all editorial decisions.

• New Urtext edition with clear and uncluttered engraving
• Informative foreword (Eng/Cz/Ger) including a contribution by Smetana scholar Olga Mojžíšová
• Includes a detailed Critical Commentary (Eng)
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