Thursday, January 31, 2013
Smetana: "The Moldau"
threads of sound woven with light and love
the sounding of the seas and the heavens above
hear I the vision within heart
from which change, beauty and truth have their start
tender and with strength of soul
a knowing quest, an inspired goal
all seasons and vistas of grace
"The Moldau," within my BEING I place.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Bedřich Smetana (Czech pronunciation: [ˈbɛdr̝ɪx ˈsmɛtana]; 2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music.