“If European cities were a necklace,
Prague would be a diamond among the pearls’
Do you know that Bedřich Smetana lived in Gothenburg, Sweden when he composed ”Moldau” in his symphonic poem “Má Vlast” (My Fatherland)????? And that is why some sections in “Moldau” has tunes from Swedish National Anthem.
Smetana became in 1856 Conductor of the harmonious society in Gothenburg, a position he was gratefully received after the loss of his daughter. Where he served for six years.
“Moldau” or Vltava in Czech, is one of my absolute favorite symfonic masterpieces. And when you walk along the river in Prague … it is very easy to understand why this music piece is both soft and powerful.
This was my second visit to this stunnigly beautiful city … and in my book Prague is the most beautiful city in the world, sorry Paris and Vienna!!!
What I love about Prague is it’s people ….. that are so friendly and helpful …. and they are so proud over their city and they truly love it.
And I will be back in March next year. Maybe I will meet Prague under some snow then.