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Bedrich Smetana

March 2, 1824 - May 12, 1884
born in Leitomischl, Czech Republic, composed during the Romantic period
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) was a 19th century Bohemian composer who, along with Dvorák, led the musical movement for nationalism in his country. His best-known opera, The Bartered Bride, was not a success when premiered, but others of Smetana’s stage works were performed with frequency in his lifetime. His series of six nationalistic tone poems, Má Vlast (My Fatherland), also became popular, most notably Vltava (The Moldau). A persistent ringing in Smetana's ears was vividly represented in his autobiographical String Quartet, but this affliction led to deafness, and he was committed to an asylum, where he died of tertiary syphilis. ~ Blair Sanderson, Rovi
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Track List: Smetana: Polkas

Title: Salon Polkas (3) For Piano, JB 1:60 (Op. 7)
Title: Poetic Polkas (3) For Piano, JB 1:61 (Op. 8)
Title: Polka For Piano In F Minor, JB 1:63
Title: Polka For Piano In A Major, JB 1:57
Title: Souvenir De Bohême En Forme De Polkas (Memories Of Bohemia), For Piano, Book 1, JB 1:76 (Op. 12)
Title: Polka For Piano In E Major, JB 1:55
Title: Polka For Piano In G Minor, JB 1:56
Title: Souvenir De Bohême En Forme De Polkas (Memories Of Bohemia), For Piano, Book 2, JB 1:77 (Op. 13)
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Track List: The Bartered Bride

Disc 1
Title: Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100

1. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Overture

2. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Let Us Rejoice Let's Be Merry

3. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Recitative. It Will Then Happen Like I Have Been Told!

4. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Aria. Should I Ever Happen To Learn Something Like That About You

5. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Recitative. It's Only True That Your Past Life

6. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Duetto. While A Mother's Love Means Blessing

7. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. As I Said Before, Dear Fellow

8. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Recitativo. Of Course, I Know Tobias Micha

9. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Terzetto. He's Well Brought Up

10. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Quartetto. Here She's Coming

11. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Recitativo. Jenik Will Not Give In

12. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 1. Polka

13. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 2. Beer's No Doubt

14. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 2. Furiant

15. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 2. My-my-my Mother Dear

16. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 2. Recitativo. You Are Surely... Bridegroom?

17. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 2. Duetto. I Know Of A Maiden Fair

Disc 2

1. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 2. Recitativo. As I Say, She's Lovely

2. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act II. Duetto. Now Then, My Dear Man

3. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 2. Recitativo. And If You Renounce Marenka

4. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 2. When You Find Out Whom You Have Bought A Bride

5. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 2. Finale. Come Inside, People

6. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. I... I Can't Get It Off My Mind

7. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. March Of The Comedians - Recitativo. We Announce To The Public

8. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Dance Of The Comedians

9. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Recitativo. Oh, Oh, That Will Be Lovely!

10. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Duetto. We Shall Make A Graceful, Little Bear Of You

11. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Recitativo. Oh, Dear Me!

12. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Quartetto. What? He Doesn't Want Her?

13. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. No, No, I Dont Believe

14. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Tell... Tell Me What You Want?

15. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Sextetto. Make Up Your Mind, Marenka

16. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Oh, What Grief

17. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Marenka Mine

18. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Recitativo. Well, So You Are Still Here, My Young Man?

19. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Terzetto. Calm Down, Calm Down, Dear

20. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Finale. What Have You Decided, Marenka?

21. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Save Yourselves!

22. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Recitativo. D... D... Don't Be Afraid!

23. Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Opera, Jb 1:100: Act 3. Remember, Neighbour!

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mjjohnson523
wow��
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jono1919
Such a visual piece! You can see the landscapes the river flows past. The music perfectly expresses when the river meanders through fields or becomes white water as it flows over rocks. I've never tired of this piece over 50 years of listening to it. A mental vacation.
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Herbert von KARAJAN he was born April 7 ----
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And Herbert von KARAJAN my favorite conductor
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First heard full version in 1971, so album had to have been cut before that time. You can hear the babbling of the brook, the flow of the river , the river turning to rapids, the activities on the riversides, etc.
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He was born in Czechia, Czech Republic exists since 1993 :-)
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It gives me goose bumps
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mayfly2468
Can't you hear and feel the wind? I SO love this piece! Ditto all the positive comments!
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The Moldau is one of my favorite classical pieces. Wonderful melodies and great orchestratio n . This is up there as one of the most descripitive of nature in all of classical music.
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Good track, my ear holes are delighted.
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811432216
The bartered bride is one of the greatest classical pieces ever written in my humble yet always correct opinion ! Follow me all true believers!
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The Moldau is one of my favorite classical pieces, the melodies are just gorgeous. If I was on a desert island and could only carry 10 pieces of music, this would be one of them.
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Bedrich Smetana got beat with ugly stick
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renzo223
Why is a Wagner cover showing for Smetana?
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play the moldare
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@depstein583
who gives a s**t
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do any of these people know this is Israels Star Spangle Banner ?
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its so beautiful to know that SMETANA lived from 1824 to 1884. n created this wonderful music
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the piece im hearing now is VITAVA THE MOLDAU n its beautiful
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roger.sima agreed
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kosjoa3
My husband and I got to hear the Czech Symphony perform Ma Vlast in Prague. What an experience!
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That's because it's program music - music ment to tell a story.
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So far ahaead of his time..... you'd think you were listening to a soundtrack.. . . Kudos to the BPO!
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rjf1976
What a lovely piece of music. I believe this is what we listend to while driving from Dresden to Prague this past summer. LOVED IT!!!
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smrerlj
While I enjoy Vitava I really like the rest of Ma Vlast, but rarely hear it. You can feel his love for his country.
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Ma Vlast has some really brilliant music on this album. Highly recommended!
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epic piece. epic.
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Like Schubert, the composer, and Peter de Hooch, the Delft painter, his life ended tragically. It recalls Gustav Holst. Devil's Wall sounds very intriguing. I am wondering if it is considered important or was it entirely overlooked.
Madness is a gem to the psyche. A sad way to go. Tears to Smetana.

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