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Smetana, Bedřich 1824-1884

Works: 9,245 works in 18,756 publications in 18 languages and 85,034 library holdings
Genres: Excerpts  Symphonic poems  Chamber music  Live sound recordings  Operas  Scores  Symphonies  Parts (Music)  Records and correspondence  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Composer, Dedicatee, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Musician, Conductor, Editor, Compiler, Adapter, Recipient, Correspondent, Translator, Performer
Classifications: M1002, 784.21843
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Má vlast by Bedřich Smetana( )

502 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 7,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smetana's cycle "My Country" is a pinnacle of symphonic literature. There is nothing quite like it: six musical poems which, while independent of each other, form an organic whole. As a composer, Smetana was in the vanguard. This visionary work is unmistakably personal, connected to the Czech nation's tragic history and to the Bohemian-Moravian landscape; it is not only about memory, it also gives hope for the future, brilliantly describing landscapes of the human soul. As such it goes beyond time, to create something of a lasting significance. This is music of nostalgia, which sets thoughts and emotions free. After hearing "My Country," one emerges stronger. Every one of these six pieces has a tremendous energy, and enables one to live with melancholy and sorrow: the work transforms the listener and enriches his soul
The moldau by Bedřich Smetana( )

299 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

19. Jahrhundert; Hörbeispiel; Orchester; Sinfonie; Werkanalyse
The bartered bride by Bedřich Smetana( Recording )

157 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smetana's opera about the bartered bride who finally married the young Bohemian she loved
String quartets no. 1 (From my life) and no. 2 by Bedřich Smetana( )

197 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Quartet, written in 1876, has an autobiographical significance as explained by the composer in his letter dated April 12, 1878. The first movement depicts Smetana's love of Art in his youth, his search for the imaginary, and the premonition of his approaching illness. The second movement, "Quasi-Polka", refers to the carefree days of his youth and his passionate love for dancing at the period when he composed many dances. The third movement, "Largo Sostenuto", portrays his idyllic love for a young girl who later became his spouse. The fourth movement pictures the composer rejoicing over the recognition attained by Bohemian National Music and its achieved success. A sudden sustained high E indicates the noise in the composer's ears prior to his deafness. Then follows a painful recollection of his youthful days, a ray of hope against hope which gives way to resignation before the inevitable destiny. - p. 2 of Violin I part
Die verkaufte Braut : [komische Oper in drei Akten] by Bedřich Smetana( )

110 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die verkaufte Braut: Komische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: Karel Sabina
String quartets by Joseph Haydn( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2018 and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pavel Haas Quartet has now put all their energy to the service of the music of Bedrich Smetana. Though very modest in scale, each of his chamber works can be said without exaggeration to be a foundation stone of Czech chamber music
My country : a cycle of symphonic poems by Bedřich Smetana( )

27 editions published between 1954 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trio, G minor, for pianoforte, violin and violoncello by Bedřich Smetana( )

199 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bartered bride : a comic opera in three acts by Bedřich Smetana( )

40 editions published between 1924 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano works by Bedřich Smetana( )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalibor by Bedřich Smetana( )

76 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smetana's tragic opera 'Dalibor' from 1868 is now acknowledged as a masterpiece, containing some of his greatest music. It tells a tale of knightly ideals, chivalry, love and loyalty, with striking echoes of Fidelio. The story transports us to 15th-century Prague, where Dalibor is imprisoned having avenged the death of his musician friend Zdenk. The sister of his victim, Milada, is touched by his plight and disguises herself as a boy violinist in order to enter the gaol
Dalibor : opera in 3 acts by Bedřich Smetana( )

49 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exciting performance of Smetana's historic-tragic operatic masterpiece, Dalibor, a romantic tale of chivalry and patriotism. Gustav Mahler first conducted Dalibor in Vienna and this probably represents his performing version. Never before available at budget price, this opera stars the legendary soprano Leonie Rysanek along with her younger sister, Lotte, also a fine singer, and the heroic tenor Ludovic Spiess who will surprise those who haven't heard of him!
Werke für Klavier by Bedřich Smetana( )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano trios by Johannes Brahms( )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trios. Piano. Opus 15. Sol mineur. Smetana, Bedrich
Piano trio in G minor, op. 15 by Bedřich Smetana( )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My country = (Má vlast) : symphonic poem cycle : no. 2, Moldau = Vltava by Bedřich Smetana( )

36 editions published between 1900 and 1972 in 6 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prodaná nevěsta = The bartered bride by Bedřich Smetana( )

24 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moldau ; Vyšehrad by Bedřich Smetana( Recording )

20 editions published between 1961 and 1995 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral works by Bedřich Smetana( )

6 editions published in 2007 and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festive symphony by Bedřich Smetana( )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festive Symphony Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Karel Sejna, conductor
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The bartered bride : a comic opera in three acts
Trio, G minor, for pianoforte, violin and violoncelloThe bartered bride : a comic opera in three acts
Alternative Names
B. Smetana

Bedřich Smetana

Bedřich Smetana český hudební skladatel

Bedřich Smetana český hudobný skladateľ

Bedřich Smetana componist uit Keizerrijk Oostenrijk (1824-1884)

Bedřich Smetana compositeur tchècque

Bedřich Smetana compositor checo

Bedřich Smetana compositore ceco

Bedřich Smetana compozitor ceh

Bedřich Smetana Czech composer

Bedrich Smetana kompozitor çek

Bedřich Smetana kompozytor czeski

Bedřich Smetana músic i compositor txec

Bedřich Smetana tschechischer Komponist

Bedřich Smetana Tšehhi helilooja

Bedřich Smetana tsjekkisk komponist og musikklærer

Bedřich Smetana var en tjeckisk kompositör, pianist och dirigent

Bedrich Smetana - Zdenek Macal - Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Bedrick Smetana

Bedrix Smetana

Bedržėchos Smetana

Bedržichas Smetana

Bedržihs Smetana

F. Smetana

Fridericus Smetana

Friedrich Smetana


Smetana, .. 1824-1884

Smetana B.

Smetana, B. 1824-1884

Smetana, B. skladatelj

Smetana, Bed 345;ich

Smetana, Bedric

Smetana Bedrich

Smetana, Bedrich 1824-1884

Smetana Bedrich Friedrich

Smetana, Bedržich

Smetana, Bedržich 1824-1884

Smetana Bedržichas

Smetana, Bedržih

Smetana Bedržihs

Smetana, Bedržihs 1824-1884

Smetana F.

Smetana Fr.

Smetana, Fr 1824-1884

Smetana Frederic

Smetana Frédéric 1824-1884

Smetana, Frederick

Smetana Frederick 1824-1884

Smetana, Friedr 1824-1884

Smetana Friedrich

Smetana Friedrich 1824-1884

Smetana Fryderyk

Smītānā, Fridrīk

Smītānā, Fridrīk 1824-1884

Μπέντριχ Σμέτανα

Беджих Сметана

Бедржих Сметана

Бедржих Сметана чеський композитор, піаніст і диригент

Бедржих Сметана чешский композитор, пианист и дирижёр

Бедржых Сметана

Сметана Б.

Сметана, Б. (Бедржих), 1824-1884

Сметана Бедржих

Сметана, Бедржих чешский композитор, пианист и дирижёр

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בדז'יך סמטנה

בדז'יך סמטנה מלחין צ'כי

מקרס, צ'רלס

סמטנה, בדריך 1824-1884

סמטנה, פרידריך 1824-1884

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بيدريخ سميتانا

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스메타나, 베드르지흐 1824-1884

스메타나, 베드르지히 1824-1884

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スメタナ, B.


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