V Tatrách (In the Tatra Mountains), Op. 26
From NOVÁK, V.: In the Tatra Mountains / Lady Godiva / Eternal Longing (2017)
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Novak: V Tatrách (In the Tatra Mountains), Op. 26
Emerging from the fertile background of Bohemian nationalism, Vitĕzslav Novak’s music achieved cult status in his homeland for its richness of melody and full-blown romantic orchestral colour. The lush timbres and monumental solemnity of In the Tatra Mountains were inspired by the composer’s journeys in this magnificent region. Eternal Longing is based on a poem by Hans Christian Andersen, while the dramatic Lady Godiva Overture, complete with tolling bells at the finale, was written by Novak in two days and is considered one of his most powerful works.