76. Murderous legends, happy moods, and geo-politics: Smetana – Ma Vlast

I’m always a bit surprised to find myself humming bits of Ma Vlast – My Country by one of the Czech’s favourite sons. I guess I must really love it!

Feared by the Nazis, loved by the Czechs, this is the acceptable face of nationalism, and its full of great tunes and causes deep satisfaction.

Intro podcast here (9mins, then music below, 23′):

Music here:

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