Smetana

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String Quartet No. 2 (Smetana)
... Bedřich Smetana's String Quartet No. 2 in D minor is a chamber composition for string quartet ...
String Quartet No. 1 (Smetana) - Background
... After becoming deaf, Smetana moved in 1876 from Prague to Jabkenice ... In a letter to his friend Josef Srba, Smetana formulated the work's ideological conception and the features of the individual movements ... The work is semi-autobiographical and consists of sketches of periods from Smetana's life, as is suggested by its subtitle Z mého života ("From My Life") ...
The Bartered Bride
... is a comic opera in three acts by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, to a libretto by Karel Sabina ... This opera, Smetana's second, was part of his quest to create a truly Czech operatic genre ... Smetana's musical treatment makes considerable use of traditional Bohemian dance forms such as the polka and furiant, although he largely avoids the direct quotation of folksong ...
The Devil's Wall
... a comic-romantic opera in three acts, with music by Bedřich Smetana and libretto by Eliška Krásnohorská, in their third operatic collaboration ... By contrast, Smetana had wanted a less serious treatment ... She acceeded to his demands and provided such a scenario, but then Smetana changed his thinking on the story ...
The Secret (opera) - Background
... proposed the idea for a new opera to Smetana two weeks after the opening of The Kiss, but kept details of the plot a secret from the composer until July 1877, when a draft outline, drawing on several sources ... the action in the small town of Bĕlá in the Bezdĕz mountains, visible from Smetana's home in the country ... Fighting his increasing deafness and resultant depression, Smetana made a few small changes to Krásnohorská's original draft and delivered a full score to the ...