Má vlast (including Vltava)
Bedrich Smetana


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Smetana is an Ultimate Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder. This peaked at number 29 in 2007.

Smetana undoubtedly composed some of the finest symphonic poems with his set entitled Má vlast. At over an hour long, Má vlast is a mighty work, comprising six poems in total; but its popularity is due mainly to the second one, Vltava a beautiful, evocative musical painting of the rolling river that passes through the city of Prague.