b'The Sources of Music, hanging beside it, to the north of the grand staircase. The murals were installed in 1966, and at 30 by 36, they are the largest works Chagall painted, easily visible from the plaza outside. InstrumentationSolo harpDuration3.5Bedich Smetana(1824-1884)The Moldau (arr. Hanu Trneek)Composed 1874Composer Bedich Smetana began his compositional career in the mid-19th century during a period of growing Czech nationalism. Smetana gave voice to the Czech peoples pride in their culture and history and their drive for independence from the Austrian Empire with his operas set to Czech texts and his set of six symphonic tone poems, M Vlast (My Homeland). The Moldau (Vltava) is the second piece in the set, and it paints a vivid picture of the Moldau rivers path from its source to the Elbe river. Smetana wrote the following description of the work:The composition describes the course of the Vltava, starting from the two small springs, the Cold and Warm Vltava, to the unification of both streams into a single current, the course of the Vltava through woods and meadows, through landscapes where a farmers wedding is celebrated, the round dance of the mermaids in the nights moonshine: on the nearby rocks loom proud castles, palaces and ruins aloft. The Vltava swirls into the St Johns Rapids; then it widens and flows toward Prague, past the Vyehrad, and then majestically vanishes into the distance, ending at the Labe (Elbe, in German).InstrumentationSolo harpDuration8continued.princetonsymphony.org/ 13'