Bedrich Smetana

Born 2 March 1824. Died 12 May 1884
Bedrich Smetana
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1824-03-02
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Bedrich Smetana

Bedrich Smetana Biography (Wikipedia)

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

Smetana was naturally gifted as a composer, and gave his first public performance at the age of 6. After 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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Bedrich Smetana
Salon Polka No 3 in A flat major
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Salon Polka No 3 in A flat major
Bedrich Smetana
2 Dances from "Czech Dances, Book II"
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2 Dances from "Czech Dances, Book II"
Bedrich Smetana
String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From my life' (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From my life' (2nd mvt)
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride (Overture)
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The Bartered Bride (Overture)
Bedrich Smetana
The Little Hen (Czech Dances, Set 2)
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The Little Hen (Czech Dances, Set 2)
Bedrich Smetana
Piano Trio in G minor op 15
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Piano Trio in G minor op 15
Bedrich Smetana
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

Performer
Else Krijgsman
Mariken Zandliver
David Kuijken
Carlos Moerdijk
Bedrich Smetana
Sonata in E minor, B.70
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Sonata in E minor, B.70
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast'
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Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast'

Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast'

Orchestra
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava (Má vlast)
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Vltava (Má vlast)
Bedrich Smetana
Fantasia on Czech Folksongs
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Fantasia on Czech Folksongs
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava [Moldau] from Ma Vlast
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Vltava [Moldau] from Ma Vlast
Bedrich Smetana
String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From my life' (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From my life' (2nd mvt)
Bedrich Smetana
Czech dances - set 2 for piano: no.11; Lancers [Hulan]
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Czech dances - set 2 for piano: no.11; Lancers [Hulan]
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava (The Moldau), from 'Má Vlast' (My Homeland)
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Vltava (The Moldau), from 'Má Vlast' (My Homeland)
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride (Dance of the Comedians)
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The Bartered Bride (Dance of the Comedians)
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava (Má vlast)
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Vltava (Má vlast)
Bedrich Smetana
Festive Overture in D major, Op 4
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Festive Overture in D major, Op 4
Bedrich Smetana
Polka in F major (Czech Dances Book 1)
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Polka in F major (Czech Dances Book 1)
Bedrich Smetana
Furiant in A minor (Czech Dances)
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Furiant in A minor (Czech Dances)
Bedrich Smetana
From Bohemia's Fields and Forests (Má vlast)
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From Bohemia's Fields and Forests (Má vlast)
Bedrich Smetana
Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride
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Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride
Bedrich Smetana
String Quartet No. 2 in D minor
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String Quartet No. 2 in D minor
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava (Moldau) - from 'Ma Vlast'
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Vltava (Moldau) - from 'Ma Vlast'
Bedrich Smetana
String Quartet No.1 in E minor (From My Life)
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String Quartet No.1 in E minor (From My Life)
Bedrich Smetana
Die Moldau (Ma Vlast)
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Die Moldau (Ma Vlast)
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek & Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride: ACT I, Scene 3. Kecal Jak vám pravím
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The Bartered Bride: ACT I, Scene 3. Kecal Jak vám pravím

The Bartered Bride: ACT I, Scene 3. Kecal Jak vám pravím

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BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride (Act 1, Sc 5: Polka)
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The Bartered Bride (Act 1, Sc 5: Polka)
Bedrich Smetana
Ma Vlast [my Country] - Cycle Of Symphonic Poems: Vltava
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Ma Vlast [my Country] - Cycle Of Symphonic Poems: Vltava
Bedrich Smetana
Comedians' Dance, from The Bartered Bride
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Comedians' Dance, from The Bartered Bride
Bedrich Smetana
Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country]
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Vltava [Moldau] from Ma vlast [My country]
Bedrich Smetana
Polka (The Bartered Bride)
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Polka (The Bartered Bride)
Bedrich Smetana
Prague Carnival
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Prague Carnival
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride: Overture
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The Bartered Bride: Overture
Bedrich Smetana
String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From My Life' (4th mvt)
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String Quartet No 1 in E minor, 'From My Life' (4th mvt)
Bedrich Smetana
Macbeth and the Witches
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Macbeth and the Witches
Bedrich Smetana
Excerpts from Czech Dances, book II
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Excerpts from Czech Dances, book II
Bedrich Smetana
Salon Polka in F sharp major, Op.7 No.1
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Salon Polka in F sharp major, Op.7 No.1
Bedrich Smetana
From Bohemia's Woods and Fields (Má vlast)
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From Bohemia's Woods and Fields (Má vlast)
Bedrich Smetana
The Bartered Bride - Overture
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The Bartered Bride - Overture

The Bartered Bride - Overture

Performer
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Darrell Ang
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Bedrich Smetana
Vltava (no.2 of Má vlast)
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Vltava (no.2 of Má vlast)
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