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Smetana, Bedřich 1824-1884

Works: 9,396 works in 18,989 publications in 17 languages and 87,451 library holdings
Genres: Chamber music  Symphonic poems  Operas  Scores  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Symphonies  Arrangements (Music)  Vocal scores  Parts (Music) 
Roles: Author, Composer, Creator, Dedicatee, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Musician, Conductor, Editor, Compiler, Recipient, Translator, Correspondent, Performer, Adapter
Classifications: M1002, 784.21843
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Most widely held works by Bedřich Smetana
Má vlast by Bedřich Smetana( )

500 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 8,880 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( )

156 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,929 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( )

200 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,742 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 : [komische Oper in drei Akten] by Bedřich Smetana( )

110 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,378 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 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

204 editions published between 1880 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Piano works by Bedřich Smetana( )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalibor by Bedřich Smetana( )

78 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 923 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 797 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( )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festive symphony by Bedřich Smetana( )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festive Symphony Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Karel Sejna, conductor
The piano trios by Johannes Brahms( )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alte Musik Koln is a period music ensemble founded in 2006. The members of the ensemble, successful Baroque and instrumental specialists in their own right, each contribute a unique element to a particularly wide-ranging and harmonious whole. The present CD marks the beginning of a long-term cooperation with the label ARS. On their first recording, Alte Musik Koln turn their attention to Felix Mendelssohn
Piano trio in G minor, op. 15 by Bedřich Smetana( )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 576 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 552 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 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moldau ; Vyšehrad by Bedřich Smetana( Recording )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1995 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral works by Bedřich Smetana( )

6 editions published in 2007 and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedřich Smetana in Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten by Kurt Honolka( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in German and held by 41 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 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, Bedřich 1824-1884

Smetana Bedrich Friedrich

Smetana, Bedržich

Smetana, Bedržich 1824-1884

Smetana Bedržichas

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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

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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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