Urtext edition with Primo and Secondo parts printed on facing pages.
Clear and uncluttered engraving.
Informative foreword (Eng/Cz/Ger) including a contribution by Smetana scholar Olga Mojžíšová.
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 the full score and his version for Piano duet appear in print.
In addition to the orchestral version, Hugh Macdonald’s new Urtext edition also includes the composer’s own version for Piano duet.