Can you pleaes identify this piece of music?
December 22, 2022 7:24 PM   Subscribe

Just heard this and cannot remember what it is. A ballet? Tchaikovsky (misspelled?)
posted by DMelanogaster to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
The Moldau?
posted by Schmucko at 7:26 PM on December 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

posted by Schmucko at 7:27 PM on December 22, 2022

Yeah. Smetana, The Moldau .
posted by Namlit at 7:48 PM on December 22, 2022 [2 favorites]

Fixed link:
posted by Awfki at 4:57 AM on December 23, 2022

Yes, it's The Moldau by Smetana.
posted by Dolley at 6:14 AM on December 23, 2022

Y'all beat me to it, the musical ID. But what is a Moldau? A mythical beast? No, music which "evokes the flow of the Vltava River —or, in German, the Moldau—from its source in the mountains of the Bohemian Forest, through the Czech countryside, to the city of Prague." (
posted by Rash at 7:46 AM on December 23, 2022

Best answer: Moldau is the German name for the Vltava River. The music itself is the second of six movements of Smetana's Czech national epic tone poem Ma Vlast, "My Fatherland."
posted by lhauser at 8:30 AM on December 23, 2022 [1 favorite]

Smetana's The Moldau. It's the story of a river.
posted by nouvelle-personne at 10:01 AM on December 23, 2022

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