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Composer of the Week, Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) Episode guide

  1. Cruel Destiny

    5/5 Donald Macleod tells the story of Smetana's final years, when he composed Ma Vlast.

    First broadcast: 02 Dec 2011

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  2. Being Bohemian

    4/5 Macleod explores Smetana's Ma Vlast and the rebirth of a Czech culture.

    First broadcast: 01 Dec 2011

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  3. First Nights from Hell

    3/5 Donald Macleod on Smetana tried to create an operatic style that was recognisably Czech.

    First broadcast: 30 Nov 2011

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  4. Wives and Others

    2/5 Donald Macleod focuses on Smetana's romantic life.

    First broadcast: 29 Nov 2011

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  5. Triumph and Tragedy

    1/5 Donald Macleod discusses a highly personal chamber work and Smetana's move to Gothenburg.

    First broadcast: 28 Nov 2011

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