Bedrich Smetana
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1824-03-02
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Bedřich Smetana (2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in his homeland as the ...

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Bedřich Smetana (2 March 1824 – 12 May 1884) was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style which became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood. He is thus widely regarded in his homeland as the father of Czech music. Internationally he is best known for his opera The Bartered Bride; for the symphonic cycle Má vlast ("My Homeland"), which portrays the history, legends and landscape of the composer's native land; and for his First String Quartet, From My Life.

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Bedrich Smetana, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Eduardo Portal
The Bartered Bride Overture
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The Bartered Bride Overture The Bartered Bride Overture The Bartered Bride Overture The Bartered Bride Overture
Bedrich Smetana & Roman Rabinovich
Four Dances
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Four Dances Four Dances Four Dances Four Dances
Bedrich Smetana, Jiří Bělohlávek & Česká filharmonie
Ma Vlast
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Ma Vlast Ma Vlast Ma Vlast Ma Vlast
Bedrich Smetana, BBC Philharmonic & Gianandrea Noseda
Shakespeare Festival March
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Shakespeare Festival March Shakespeare Festival March Shakespeare Festival March Shakespeare Festival March
Bedrich Smetana, Česká filharmonie & Rafael Kubelík
Ma Vlast - Vltava
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Ma Vlast - Vltava Ma Vlast - Vltava Ma Vlast - Vltava Ma Vlast - Vltava
Bedrich Smetana, Jan Stava, Svatopluk Sem, Jiří Bělohlávek, BBC Singers, Alzbeta Polackova, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dana Burešová, Ivan Kusnjer, Richard Samek & Ales Voracek
Dalibor - Act III
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Dalibor - Act III Dalibor - Act III Dalibor - Act III Dalibor - Act III
Bedrich Smetana, The BBC Symphony Chorus, Jan Stava, Svatopluk Sem, Jiří Bělohlávek, Alzbeta Polackova, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dana Burešová, Ivan Kusnjer, Richard Samek & Ales Voracek
Dalibor - Act II
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Dalibor - Act II Dalibor - Act II Dalibor - Act II Dalibor - Act II
Gianandrea Noseda, Bedřich Smetana, Yuri Torchinsky & BBC Philharmonic
Prague carnival - introduction and polonaise for orchestra
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Prague carnival - introduction and polonaise for orchestra Prague carnival - introduction and polonaise for orchestra Prague carnival - introduction and polonaise for orchestra Prague carnival - introduction and polonaise for orchestra
Bedrich Smetana, Rudolf Kempe & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Polka from the Bartered Bride (orchestral suite)
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Polka from the Bartered Bride (orchestral suite) Polka from the Bartered Bride (orchestral suite) Polka from the Bartered Bride (orchestral suite) Polka from the Bartered Bride (orchestral suite)
Karel Vrtiska & Bedřich Smetana
2 Dances from "Czech Dances, Book II"
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2 Dances from "Czech Dances, Book II" 2 Dances from "Czech Dances, Book II" 2 Dances from "Czech Dances, Book II" 2 Dances from "Czech Dances, Book II"
Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall, Bedřich Smetana & Sir Georg Solti
The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870] vers definitive in 3 acts, Overture
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The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870] vers definitive in 3 acts, Overture The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870] vers definitive in 3 acts, Overture The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870] vers definitive in 3 acts, Overture The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870] vers definitive in 3 acts, Overture

The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870] vers definitive in 3 acts, Overture

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Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall
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Bedrich Smetana & Ensemble Midt-Vest
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
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Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
Bedrich Smetana & Pavel Haas Quartet
2nd mvt: Allegro moderato a la polka from String Quartet No 1 in E minor
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2nd mvt: Allegro moderato a la polka from String Quartet No 1 in E minor 2nd mvt: Allegro moderato a la polka from String Quartet No 1 in E minor 2nd mvt: Allegro moderato a la polka from String Quartet No 1 in E minor 2nd mvt: Allegro moderato a la polka from String Quartet No 1 in E minor
Bedrich Smetana & Pavel Haas Quartet
Quartet No. 1 In E Minor (From My Life) For Strings
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Quartet No. 1 In E Minor (From My Life) For Strings Quartet No. 1 In E Minor (From My Life) For Strings Quartet No. 1 In E Minor (From My Life) For Strings Quartet No. 1 In E Minor (From My Life) For Strings
Bedrich Smetana & Beaux Arts Trio
Piano Trio in G minor Op.15
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Piano Trio in G minor Op.15 Piano Trio in G minor Op.15 Piano Trio in G minor Op.15 Piano Trio in G minor Op.15
Bedrich Smetana
Vysehrad from Ma Vlast
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Vysehrad from Ma Vlast Vysehrad from Ma Vlast Vysehrad from Ma Vlast Vysehrad from Ma Vlast
Bedrich Smetana & Pavel Haas Quartet
Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) for strings: 1st movement; Allegro vivo appassionata
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Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) for strings: 1st movement; Allegro vivo appassionata Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) for strings: 1st movement; Allegro vivo appassionata Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) for strings: 1st movement; Allegro vivo appassionata Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) for strings: 1st movement; Allegro vivo appassionata

Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) for strings: 1st movement; Allegro vivo appassionata

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Suk Trio & Bedřich Smetana
Piano Trio in G minor (Op.15)
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Piano Trio in G minor (Op.15) Piano Trio in G minor (Op.15) Piano Trio in G minor (Op.15) Piano Trio in G minor (Op.15)
Bedrich Smetana
Nasim Devam
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Nasim Devam Nasim Devam Nasim Devam Nasim Devam
Bedrich Smetana, Ferenc Fricsay & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Ma Vlast: Die Moldau (Vltava)
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Ma Vlast: Die Moldau (Vltava) Ma Vlast: Die Moldau (Vltava) Ma Vlast: Die Moldau (Vltava) Ma Vlast: Die Moldau (Vltava)
Bedrich Smetana, Sir Charles Mackerras & London Symphony Orchestra
Dance of the comedians from The Bartered Bride
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Dance of the comedians from The Bartered Bride Dance of the comedians from The Bartered Bride Dance of the comedians from The Bartered Bride Dance of the comedians from The Bartered Bride
Bedrich Smetana, Pražská komorní filharmonie & Jakub Hrůša
Má vlast: Vysehrad
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Má vlast: Vysehrad Má vlast: Vysehrad Má vlast: Vysehrad Má vlast: Vysehrad
Bedřich Smetana, Jiří Bělohlávek & BBC Symphony Orchestra
The Bartered Bride - Overture
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The Bartered Bride - Overture The Bartered Bride - Overture The Bartered Bride - Overture The Bartered Bride - Overture
Bedrich Smetana, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Ádám Fischer
The Bartered Bride - Overture
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The Bartered Bride - Overture The Bartered Bride - Overture The Bartered Bride - Overture The Bartered Bride - Overture
Bedrich Smetana & Jitka Ceehova
Variations on a Bohemian Folk Song
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Variations on a Bohemian Folk Song Variations on a Bohemian Folk Song Variations on a Bohemian Folk Song Variations on a Bohemian Folk Song
Mariken Zandliver, David Kuijken, Bedřich Smetana, Elisa Krijgsman & Carlos Moerdijk
Sonata movement in E minor (B.70) for 2 pianos, 8 hands
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Sonata movement in E minor (B.70) for 2 pianos, 8 hands Sonata movement in E minor (B.70) for 2 pianos, 8 hands Sonata movement in E minor (B.70) for 2 pianos, 8 hands Sonata movement in E minor (B.70) for 2 pianos, 8 hands
Prague Symphony Orchestra, Bedřich Smetana & Libor Pešek
Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country]
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Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country] Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country] Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country] Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country]
Róbert Stankovský, Bedrich Smetana & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava
March For Shakespeare Festival, Op. 20, T 95
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March For Shakespeare Festival, Op. 20, T 95 March For Shakespeare Festival, Op. 20, T 95 March For Shakespeare Festival, Op. 20, T 95 March For Shakespeare Festival, Op. 20, T 95

March For Shakespeare Festival, Op. 20, T 95

Orchestra
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava
Bedrich Smetana & ATOS Trio
Piano Trio on G Minor Op 15
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Piano Trio on G Minor Op 15 Piano Trio on G Minor Op 15 Piano Trio on G Minor Op 15 Piano Trio on G Minor Op 15
Bedrich Smetana, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & James Levine
The Bartered bride - opera B.143..: Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians]
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The Bartered bride - opera B.143..: Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians] The Bartered bride - opera B.143..: Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians] The Bartered bride - opera B.143..: Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians] The Bartered bride - opera B.143..: Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians]

The Bartered bride - opera B.143..: Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians]

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
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Bedrich Smetana
From String Quartet in Eminor
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From String Quartet in Eminor From String Quartet in Eminor From String Quartet in Eminor From String Quartet in Eminor
Bedrich Smetana & Talich Quartet
String Quartet No.2 in D minor
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String Quartet No.2 in D minor String Quartet No.2 in D minor String Quartet No.2 in D minor String Quartet No.2 in D minor
Bedrich Smetana & Pavel Haas Quartet
Quartet for strings No.2 in D minor
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Quartet for strings No.2 in D minor Quartet for strings No.2 in D minor Quartet for strings No.2 in D minor Quartet for strings No.2 in D minor
Bedrich Smetana, Václav Smetáček & Prague S O
Our lassies [Nasim devam] - polka, arr. for piano and orchestra
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Our lassies [Nasim devam] - polka, arr. for piano and orchestra Our lassies [Nasim devam] - polka, arr. for piano and orchestra Our lassies [Nasim devam] - polka, arr. for piano and orchestra Our lassies [Nasim devam] - polka, arr. for piano and orchestra
Česká filharmonie, Bedrich Smetana & Václav Talich
Vltava
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Vltava Vltava Vltava Vltava
Bedrich Smetana & Artemis Quartet
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor ('From my life')
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String Quartet No. 1 in E minor ('From my life') String Quartet No. 1 in E minor ('From my life') String Quartet No. 1 in E minor ('From my life') String Quartet No. 1 in E minor ('From my life')
Bedrich Smetana & Itzhak Perlman and Samuel Sanders
From my Homeland - Moderato
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From my Homeland - Moderato From my Homeland - Moderato From my Homeland - Moderato From my Homeland - Moderato
Bedrich Smetana, Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker
Die Moldau - Vltava
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Die Moldau - Vltava Die Moldau - Vltava Die Moldau - Vltava Die Moldau - Vltava
Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan & Bedrich Smetana
Má vlast; Vltava
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Má vlast; Vltava Má vlast; Vltava Má vlast; Vltava Má vlast; Vltava
Bedřich Smetana, BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Richard Hickox
Vltava (Moldau) - from 'Ma Vlast'
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Vltava (Moldau) - from 'Ma Vlast' Vltava (Moldau) - from 'Ma Vlast' Vltava (Moldau) - from 'Ma Vlast' Vltava (Moldau) - from 'Ma Vlast'
Christoph Dohnanyi, Bedřich Smetana, The Cleveland Orchestra
The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870], Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians]
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The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870], Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians] The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870], Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians] The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870], Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians] The Bartered bride (B.143) [1870], Act 3 sc.2; Skocna [Dance of the comedians]
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