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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Bedrich Smetana & Prague Philharmonia, Jakub Hrusa (conductor)
Vltava (from Ma Vlast)
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Vltava (from Ma Vlast) Vltava (from Ma Vlast) Vltava (from Ma Vlast) Vltava (from Ma Vlast)
Bedrich Smetana & Wihan 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
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]
Bedrich Smetana, Wiener Philharmoniker & James Levine
Vltava
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Vltava Vltava Vltava Vltava
Bedrich Smetana & Talichovo kvarteto
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
Česká filharmonie, Bedrich Smetana & Rafael Kubelík
Ma Vlast: From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests
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Ma Vlast: From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests Ma Vlast: From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests Ma Vlast: From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests Ma Vlast: From Bohemia's Meadows and Forests
Bedrich Smetana, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Libor Pešek
The Bartered Bride, Overture
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The Bartered Bride, Overture The Bartered Bride, Overture The Bartered Bride, Overture The Bartered Bride, Overture
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"
Bedrich Smetana, Enrique Bátiz & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka
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The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka The Bartered Bride - Act 1 sc.5; Polka
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
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 & Gabriela Beňačková
Libuse
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Libuse Libuse Libuse Libuse
Bedrich Smetana & Sacconi Quartet
Vivace (final movement) from String Quartet no.1 in E minor, 'From My Life'
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Vivace (final movement) from String Quartet no.1 in E minor, 'From My Life' Vivace (final movement) from String Quartet no.1 in E minor, 'From My Life' Vivace (final movement) from String Quartet no.1 in E minor, 'From My Life' Vivace (final movement) from String Quartet no.1 in E minor, 'From My Life'
Bedrich Smetana, George Szell & The Cleveland Orchestra
Bartered Bride - Overture
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Bartered Bride - Overture Bartered Bride - Overture Bartered Bride - Overture Bartered Bride - Overture
Bedrich Smetana, Česká filharmonie & Karel Sejna
Triumphal 'Festive' Symphony Op.6: Scherzo
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Triumphal 'Festive' Symphony Op.6: Scherzo Triumphal 'Festive' Symphony Op.6: Scherzo Triumphal 'Festive' Symphony Op.6: Scherzo Triumphal 'Festive' Symphony Op.6: Scherzo
Bedrich Smetana
4th movement, Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life)
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4th movement, Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) 4th movement, Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) 4th movement, Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life) 4th movement, Quartet no. 1 in E minor (From my life)
Bedrich Smetana, Václav Neumann & Česká filharmonie
The Bartered bride - opera B.143 vers. definitive in 3 acts
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The Bartered bride - opera B.143 vers. definitive in 3 acts The Bartered bride - opera B.143 vers. definitive in 3 acts The Bartered bride - opera B.143 vers. definitive in 3 acts The Bartered bride - opera B.143 vers. definitive in 3 acts
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)
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
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
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 & 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
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)
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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
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Biography

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.

Smetana was naturally gifted as a pianist, and gave his first public performance at the age of six. After his conventional schooling, he studied music under Josef Proksch in Prague. His first nationalistic music was written during the 1848 Prague uprising, in which he briefly participated. After failing to establish his career in Prague, he left for Sweden, where he set up as a teacher and choirmaster in Gothenburg, and began to write large-scale orchestral works. During this period of his life Smetana was twice married; of six daughters, three died in infancy.

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