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Smetana, Bedřich 1824-1884

Works: 10,535 works in 21,141 publications in 17 languages and 93,540 library holdings
Genres: Symphonic poems  Chamber music  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Operas  Scores  Parts (Music)  Symphonies  Vocal scores  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Composer, Creator, Contributor, Other, Dedicatee, Musician, Honoree, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Conductor, Compiler, Correspondent, Adapter, Recipient, Translator, Arranger
Classifications: M452, 784.21843
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Most widely held works by Bedřich Smetana
Má vlast by Bedřich Smetana( )

516 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 8,509 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 bartered bride by Bedřich Smetana( )

168 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,831 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( )

204 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two frequently performed works, remarkable for their portrait-like effects. The String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, a musical recollection of the composer’s youth, paints a picture of ambition and love, with a hint of future difficulties. String Quartet No. 2 in D Minor, written after the composer had gone deaf, is less sanguine, with darker themes exerting an emotional pull on the listener. Reproduced from authoritative early editions
Die verkaufte Braut by Bedřich Smetana( )

119 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die verkaufte Braut: Komische Oper in drei Akten. Libretto: Karel Sabina
Piano works by Bedřich Smetana( )

35 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moldau by Bedřich Smetana( )

113 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My country : a cycle of symphonic poems by Bedřich Smetana( )

29 editions published between 1954 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

213 editions published between 1880 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalibor by Bedřich Smetana( )

82 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 999 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
String quartets by Antonín Dvořák( )

38 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 998 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
The bartered bride : a comic opera in three acts by Bedřich Smetana( )

48 editions published between 1924 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalibor : opera in 3 acts by Bedřich Smetana( )

51 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 849 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( )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festive symphony by Bedřich Smetana( )

33 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedrich Smetana's 'Festive Symphony' was composed in 1854 when hopes for Emperor Franz Joseph becoming King of Bohemia were high. The splendid sounds of Smetana's only formal symphony pre-echo later masterpieces such as 'Ma Vlast,' but his use of the Austrian Imperial anthem became unacceptable in the subsequent spirit of Czech nationalism, resulting in the work's neglect. With it's sparkling overture and lively rural dances, 'The Bartered Bride' secured Smetana's international reputation and, as the only Czech opera of it's day to enter the standard repertoire, it became a beacon for the nation's 19th century musical renaissance. Conductor Darrell Ang is the artistic director and chief conductor of China's Sichuan Symphony. He regularly conducts orchestras across the world, including the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Piano trio in G minor, op. 15 by Bedřich Smetana( )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String quartets nos. 1 & 2 by Bedřich Smetana( )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prodaná nevěsta = The bartered bride by Bedřich Smetana( )

28 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano trios by Bedřich Smetana( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral works by Bedřich Smetana( )

6 editions published in 2007 and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 compositeur tchèque

Bedřich Smetana compositor checo

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Bedřich Smetana compozitor ceh

Bedřich Smetana Czech composer

Bedrich Smetana kompozitor çek

Bedřich Smetana kompozytor czeski

Bedřich Smetana músic i compositor txec

Bedřich Smetana tjeckisk kompositör, pianist och dirigent

Bedřich Smetana tschechischer Komponist

Bedřich Smetana Tšehhi helilooja

Bedřich Smetana tsjekkisk komponist og musikklærer

Bedrich Smetana - Zdenek Macal - Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Bedřich Smetana zeneszerző, karmester

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. (Bedržihs), 1824-1884

Smetana, B. skladatelj

Smetana, Bed 345;ich

Smetana, Bedric

Smetana Bedrich

Smetana, Bedřich 1824-1884

Smetana Bedrich Friedrich

Smetana, Bedrik

Smetana, Bedržich

Smetana, Bedržich 1824-1884

Smetana Bedržichas

Smētana, Bedržichs, 1824-1884

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, 1824-1884

Сметана, Бедржих чешский композитор, пианист и дирижёр

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סמטנה, בדריך 1824-1884

סמטנה, פרידריך 1824-1884

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스메타나, 베드르지흐 1824-1884

스메타나, 베드르지히 1824-1884

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