Limited edition, direct-to-disc vinyl box of Smetana’s “Má vlast”

Worldwide release on September 4, 2020

If any orchestra has the right to claim Smetana’s symphonic cycle “Má vlast” (My Country) as their own, it is the Bamberg Symphony under the baton of its music director Jakub Hrůša. Having performed it countless times ever since the Czech conductor stepped up to the podium in 2016, the Bamberg Symphony, whose own historical roots go back to Prague, recorded the work on vinyl in July 2019 using the “direct-to-disc” process, a technique where the record is used directly as a recording medium. Only four microphones were used and their signal was sent directly to the cutting stylus via an analog mixing console. This modulated the groove into the original in real-time at 45 revolutions per minute, which furthermore enhances this exceptional recording’s audio quality. The vinyl records in this box set are direct copies of the analog originals, of which 1.111 copies are available as a limited and numbered international edition.

Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)
Má vlast
Mein Vaterland
My Country

Bamberger Symphoniker
Jakub Hrůša

Recorded direct-to-disc at Konzerthalle Bamberg,
July 25/26, 2019

A production of Accentus Music
This recording is released exclusively on vinyl!

Take a look behind the scenes of this extraordinary production:

Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)
Má vlast
LP 1  A – Vyšehrad 15:48 / B – Vltava 12:36
LP 2 C – Šárka 10:15 / D – Z českých luhů a hájů 13:10
LP 3 E – Tábor 13:15 / F – Blaník 15:32

AA / Pure Analog Recording
180g Vinyl
45 rpm

This box set contains three vinyls, a 32-page booklet (DE/EN), as well as a certificate signed by recording producer Rainer Maillard.

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