How the dances that we dance were created, or the musical instruments that we play, or the amazing architectural monuments? What was the source of inspiration for composers, sculptors, and artists? Which kings, politicians and saints were seriously engaged in the arts, enriching the treasury of world culture? The program "Shades of Art" tries to answer these and other similar questions.
The Vltava is the longest river of the Czech Republic (about 430 km), the left tributary of the Elba. In the entire history of the Czech lands, this river has played a unique role in the country's life. The symphonic poem "Vltava" by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana is considered to be the unofficial anthem of the country.
Today's broadcast is dedicated to the history of creation of this brilliant work.