You’ve been introduced to the performing art, that is, Bedrich Smetana’s symphonic poem cycle called My Country. In this project, you’ll be using the cycle’s beautiful second symphonic poem—The Moldau. All you have to do now is choose one of two paintings below and compare and contrast that painting with the music.
Study the paintings below by clicking on the links, and then choose the one you’d like to use for comparison with Smetana’s music.
Choice A: John Constable The Hay Wain
Choice B: J.M.W. Turner The Battle of Trafalgar