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Smetana, Bedrich

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Born 1824, died 1884. A Czech composer closely identified with aspirations to independent statehood; best known for his opera, "The Bartered Bride", and his symphonic poems, "Ma Vlast" (My Country).
  • Bedrich Smetana - 1824-1884

    An enthusiast offers a biography of the composer, with an overview of Ma Vlast (My Country) and his opera, The Bartered Bride.

  • International Smetana Piano Competition

    A guide to a piano competition for young people and developing performers, featuring the music of Smetana and others. Includes a schedule, previous years' results, and how to apply; held every two years in Pilsen, Czech Republic, where Smetana was a student.

  • Smetana's Litomysl International Opera Festival

    An annual open air event featuring prominently the music of Smetana, and other Czech composers; includes a program, how to get to Litomysl Castle, and practical information about tickets and accommodation.

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