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  Bedřich Smetana - Wikipedia
In 1848 financierde Franz Liszt Smetana, zodat hij zijn eigen muziekschool kon oprichten.
In 1856 ging Smetana naar Gotenburg in Zweden waar hij het dirigeren onderwees en kamermuziekrecitals gaf.
Als gevolg van de syfilis werd Smetana geestesziek en hij werd in 1883 in een psychiatrische kliniek in Praag opgenomen, waar hij een jaar later op 60-jarige leeftijd is overleden.
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 Bedřich Smetana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bedřich Smetana listen (♫) (March 2, 1824 Litomyšl - May 12, 1884 Prague) was a Czech composer, whose best-known composition is the symphonic poem Vltava (The Moldau), second of a cycle of six, Má vlast (My Country).
In 1883 Smetana, suffering further progressive neurological effects of his syphilis, finally became insane, and was taken to a mental hospital in Prague, where he died the following year.
Smetana is noted as being the first composer to write music that was specifically Czech in character.
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 Bedřich Smetana - Wikipedia
Ebenfalls wie sein Vorbild Wagner nahm Smetana 1848 an den revolutionären Kämpfen teil, doch eröffnete er zugleich in Prag seine eigene Musikschule.
Smetana war von 1863 bis 1865 Leiter des Gesangvereins Hlahol, von 1864 bis 1869 Dirigent der tschechischen Philharmonischen Konzerte, von 1864 bis 1865 Musikkritiker an der Zeitung Národní listy, von 1863 bis 1870 Vorsitzender der Musikabteilung des Vereins Umělecká Beseda und von 1866 bis 1874 erster Kapellmeister des tschechischen Interimstheaters – České Prozatimní Divadlo.
Smetana verwendete in dieser Sinfonie die österreichische Kaiserhymne.
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 Bedrich Smetana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He studied piano and violin from a young age, and played in the amateur string quartet that other members of his family were in.
Smetana attended a high school in Plzen in 1840-1843.
The final movement is punctuated by a piercing high E in the first violin which, Smetana stated, represents the devastating effects of his tinnitus.
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 Bedrich Smetana
A bespectacled, slender, grim and stoic-looking man, Smetana was one of the greatest Bohemian composers, a piano virtuoso, conductor and highly respected teacher.
Smetana had already gained a reputation as a talented pianist who first performed in public at the age of 6.
Although Smetana is a highly esteemed as a Czech composer, most of his compositions, especially his piano works and operas, are still rarely performed today.
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 Bedrich Smetana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bedrich Smetana Fan page with biography, notes on the symphonic poems Mà Vlast, string quartets, copyright information, opera, and MP3 sound files.
Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884) Brief biography and caricature with summaries of operatic, orchestral, and chamber music with Naxos discography.
Bedrich Smetana Karadar Music Dictionary entry with life, works, operas, MIDI audio files, and several illustrations.
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 Bedrich Smetana
Proksch Kittl Smetana und der Musikhistoriker Wilhelm Ambros (1816 - 1876) bildeten zusammen eine musikalische patriotische Gruppe den Ideen der Neuromantik - wie Richard Wagner anhing.
Ebenfalls wie sein Vorbild Wagner Smetana 1848 an den revolutionären Kämpfen teil doch er zugleich in Prag seine eigene Musikschule.
Smetana war von 1863 - 1865 Leiter des Gesangvereins Hlahol 1864 - 1869 Dirigent der tschechischen Philharmonischen Konzerte 1864 - 1865 Musikkritiker an der Zeitung Národní listy 1863 - 1870 Vorsitzender der Musikabteilung des Vereins Umělecká Beseda 1866 - 1874 erster Kapellmeister des tschechischen Interimstheaters - České Prozatimní Divadlo.
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 Decca Music Group - Composers
Bedrich Smetana, the founding father of Bohemian-Czech nationalist music, was the son of a German-speaking master brewer.
Smetana's most serious efforts as a composer, however, began after his return to Prague in 1861, by which time he had become a wholehearted Czech nationalist.
Among the works that busied Smetana during the first half of the 1870s, the most important one was a cycle of six symphonic poems, collectively titled M! vlast (My Country), which the Smetana expert John Clapham described as the composer's "vast instrumental monument to his nation".
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 Bedrich Smetana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bedřich Smetana (March 2, 1824 - May 12, 1884) was a Czech composer, rememberedespecially for his set of six symphonic poems, Ma Vlast (My Country).
Smetana was born in Litomysl, the son of a brewer.
He studied piano and violin from a young age, and played in the amateur stringquartet that other members of his family were in.
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 Bedrich Smetana
Bedrich Smetana was born in Litomysl or Leitomischl, Czechoslovakia, in March 2, 1824.
Smetana's patriotic feelings was awakened by the Prague Revolution (June 11) which collapsed, German remained the official language for Bohemia.
Smetana was taken to the Prague asylum on April 23, 1884 and died there in the afternoon of May 12.
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 Essentials of Music - Composers
Smetana was one of the founders of the Czech nationalist movement.
Smetana's music is typical for the time, full of melody and with direct appeal to his audience.
Smetana's creation of a national music (carried on by composers such as Antonín Dvorák) marks an important chapter in the Romantic movement of the nineteenth century.
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Smetana holds an important place in the development of musical nationalism in his native Bohemia, where he was born in 1824, the son of a master brewer in the service of Count Waldstein and others.
The best known of Smetana's operas is The Bartered Bride, the overture of which makes a brilliant opening to any orchestral concert programme.
The best known of Smetana's orchestral works is the cycle of symphonic poems Ma vlast (My Country), a set of six works, of which Vltava (River Moldau), which follows the historic course of the river as it flows towards Prague, is the most frequently heard.
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 Bedrich Smetana
Smetana's financial situation improved little in the years that followed, and political uncertainty and domestic tragedy only added to his unrest: three of his four daughters died between 1854 and 1856.
After two further summers in Göteborg, between which he found a second wife in Bettina Ferdinandová, Smetana felt the need to return permanently to Prague in order to play an active role in the reawakening of Czech culture that followed the Austrian defeat by Napoleon III at Magenta and Soferino.
Smetana was the first major nationalist composer of Bohemia.
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 Bedrich Smetana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bedřich Smetana (March 2 1824 - May 12 1884) was a Czech composer remembered especially for his set of symphonic poems Ma Vlast (My Country).
In 1883 Smetana became insane and was taken to a mental hospital in Prague where he died the year.
Smetana is noted as being the first to write music that was specifically Czech character.
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 Smetana
Smetana, upset at having to grow up under a foreign power, joined a group of rebellious buddies who tried to create an independent Bohemian state.
Smetana was upset when he return to Prague because he was not anymore successful than he had been before.
Smetana attached a description to score of The Maldau the started out saying: "Two springs gush forth in the shade of the Bohemian forest, the one warm and sprouting, the other cold and tranquil.
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 Kapitel V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Für Smetanas künstlerische Entwicklung waren in erster Linie der Musiktheoretiker Josef Proksch (1794-1864) und der Komponist Franz Liszt (1811-1886) prägend.
Smetana und Mayr wurden zu Gallionsfiguren der kulturellen Auseinandersetzungen zwischen den beiden verfeindeten Parteien, die in der Folgezeit erbittert um die Vorherrschaft kämpften und deshalb alles daran setzten, daß ihr Kandidat das Amt des Opernchefs erhielt bzw.
Zwar läßt sich Smetanas Handeln seit 1860 nicht allein auf diese pragmatischen Beweggründe zurückführen - dagegen sprechen sein früh ausgeprägtes Nationalbewußtsein, seine Anteilnahme an der wechselvollen tschechischen Politik und das nationale Pathos, das in einigen seiner Werke zum Ausdruck kommt - aber diese persönlichen Motive waren doch entscheidend für sein Vorgehen.
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 Bedrich Smetana Biography / Biography of Bedrich Smetana Biography Biography
Born into a large family in the small town of Leito-mischel, Bedrich Smetana showed exceptional musical talent as a child, performing on the violin and piano at the age of 5 and writing his first compositions at 8.
The following year Smetana returned to Prague to become a leader in the new movement, the first substantial result of which was the establishment in 1862 of a theater where opera and drama could be presented in the Czech language.
Smetana's symphonic orchestration upset some critics, who accused him of imitating Richard Wagner, and throughout his life his serious operas were attacked by many who preferred his lighter works.
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 Bedrich Smetana - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bedřich Smetana (March 2, 1824 Litomyšl - May 12, 1884 Prague) was a Czech composer, remembered especially for his set of six symphonic poems Má vlast (My Country).
Throughout the final movement, the violin plays a piercing high E which, Smetana stated, represents the devastating effects of his tinnitus.
Bedrich Smetana: 2th March 1824-12th May 1884.(Profiles) : An article from: Czech Music
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 Smetana, Bedrich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The opera was immensely successful, and Smetana was appointed chief conductor of the National Theater.
He retained that post until 1874, when he became deaf.
Smetana’s other operas include Dalibor (1868), The Kiss (1876), The Secret (1878), and Libu
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 Bedrich Smetana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That program includes Czech composer Bedrich Smetana's Overture from the Bartered Bride followed by Gustav Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer, with baritone soloist...
Leo said she can hear pieces of her whole life in "The Moldau," a popular section of a symphonic tone poem composed by Bedrich Smetana.
Bedřich Smetana (March 2, 1824 - May 12, 1884) was a Czech composer, remembered especially for his set of six symphonic poems, Ma Vlast (My Country).
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 BEDRICH SMETANA , FØDEBY LEITOMISCHL , TJEKKIET
Bedrich Smetana modtog først lektioner af sin fader, selv en dygtig violonist, og senere af lokale lærere.
Bedrich Smetana er ikke ukendt i Skandinavien, han var i flere år kapelmester i Göteborg.
Bedrich Smetana dør den 12 maj 1884 på Prag sindssygehospital hvor han var blevet anbragt i april 1884.
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 Bedrich Smetana - Vltava (Moldau)
Bedrich Smetana is a heroic figure in Czech culture, and even today is accorded higher public esteem in his own country than better-known composers such as Dvorák.
Nationalism is not everything in Smetana’s music – he was brought up speaking German and is not known to have written a word of Czech before the age of 32.
For Smetana, the course of the river provided a ready-made musical structure; Vltava is a sort of rondo, with the flowing theme of the river recurring in different forms between colourful episodes depicting Bohemian life and folklore along the riverside.
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 Bedrich Smetana, Czech «National Composer»   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) has always been looked upon as the «national composer»; of the Czechs and the «founder of Czech music».
Smetana was deliberately made a symbol for Czech culture not being inferior to that of the established «Western» nations, and some of his works came to belong among the things held most dearly by the whole nation.
It is true that Smetana played a leading part in fostering Czech musical life in Prague, and it is he to whom the development of the nationale musical art owes important impulses.
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 Bedrich Smetana - 26-01-2000 - Radio Prague
Bedrich Smetana was born on March 2nd 1824 in the East Bohemian town of Litomysl, the seven child of a fairly wealthy man who was the head brewer in the Litomysl castle brewery.
It was in the same year that Smetana became a conductor at the Provisional Theatre, the first theatre in Prague to hold performances in Czech, and he held this position until he went deaf in 1874.
Towards the end of the 1870s, Smetana's health continued to fail, and in 1883 he apparently suffered a mental breakdown, and was placed in a mental asylum in Prague, where he died shortly after his sixtieth birthday, on May 12th 1884.
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 Smetana, Bedrich --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Bedrich Smetana was born on March 2, 1824, in Leitomischl, Bohemia, …
Such composers as Bedrich Smetana, Antonín Dvorák, Leoš Janácek, and Bohuslav Martinu, each of whom drew heavily on folk music for his inspiration, achieved international reputations, and their works often are played in the annual spring music festival held in Prague.
Smetana's works, notably his opera The Bartered Bride and the orchestral piece My Country, continue to be performed throughout the world.
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 Bedrich Smetana
Smetana also used this theme in his Characteristic Variations on a Czech Folksong for violin and piano (1843) and as the primary theme for the finale of his Piano Sonata, also in G minor, of 1846.
In Smetana’s case the deafness which struck him at about age 50, was followed by mental deterioration.
One musicologist whose quote did not contain "my" went on to explain that the misfortune alluded to was Smetana’s having to flee his homeland for Sweden because of the Revolution of 1848 The other musicologist whose quote included "my" explained that Smetana was referring to his future deafness.
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