Thursday, November 17, 2016

Israel's 'Hatikva' Connection To The Czech Republic's 'The Moldau'

One of my favorite classical music pieces is "Ma Vlast" [My Homeland] by the great Czech composer Bedrich Smetana.  This is a set of 6 symphonic poems that contains one of the most beautiful motifs in classical music in the second movement called "The Moldau".  

Classical composer Bedrich Smetana honored his country - the Czech Republic with his beautiful "Ma Vlast"

After the "Star Spangled Banner", my favorite national anthem is Israel's "Hatikva", meaning 'the Hope'.  It is truly a beautiful national anthem that happens to employ a variation of the beautiful Moldau theme from Smetana. 

Israel's "Hatikva" employs a variation of the Moldau theme

Check out these two beautiful pieces of music.

Note: In the video below of "The Moldau", the main theme starts at the 1:11 mark.

Smetana: Ma Vlast, Movement 2, "The Moldau":

Hatikva "The Hope" - National Anthem of Israel:


bradley said...

beautiful emotional song!

eurobird said...

Very moving and we are planning to visit Israel next spring, with Medved.

Big Mike said...

Thanks Brad! Wow thats fantastic Eurobird! God bless you!

The Balladeer said...

Absolutely Brilliant, Michael!!!

So so moving!!

God bless!!

Big Mike said...

Thanks Balladeer!!