Please try again later. Creative Commons Attribution 4. In his last decade Smetana composed three substantial piano cycles. Smetana considered it his finest opera. The first, from , was entitled Dreams.

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Although a follower of Wagner’s smetana moldova of the operatic genre, which he believed would be its salvation, [76] Smetana rejected accusations of excessive Wagnerism, claiming that he was sufficiently occupied with “Smetanism, for that is the only honest style!

None of them played any significant role in Smetana’s musical life.

The Moldau

Tonight this work will be performed by the internationally renowned pianist Andrei Gavrilov. MP3 file audio Hal V. I agree with Terms of Use. Smetana gradually brought more operas by emergent Czech composers to the theatre, but little of his smetana moldova work. In worsening health, Smetana continued to compose.

Smetana became friends with Franz Liszt, one of the earliest composers to smwtana alternatives to German compositional techniques. The set of Six Characteristic Pieces of was dedicated to Liszt, who described it as “the smetana moldova outstanding, finely felt and finely finished pieces that have recently come to my note.

Vltava (The Moldau) by Bedřich Smetana

At that moment, Smetana knew his calling. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. In the respite following his reappointment, Smetana concentrated on his fifth opera, The Two Smetana moldovacomposed between June and January Never miss any of our updates — subscribe to our weekly newsletter! Smetana arrived in Prague in the autumn of In May The Bartered Bride was given its th performance, an unprecedented event in the history of Czech opera.


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Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. The main theme which evokes the great river Moldoa runs emphatically throughout the entire work and includes the composers adaptation of the Italian. For other uses, see Smetana disambiguation. Retrieved from ” http: Thank You for Your Contribution! This file smetana moldova part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

The Moldau | symphonic poem by Smetana |

The first of this final trio, The Kisswritten when Smetana was receiving painful medical treatment, is described by Newmarch as a work smetana moldova serene beauty, in which tears and smiles alternate throughout the score. Smetana’s concert tour to Western Bohemia was poorly supported, so he abandoned it and returned to Prague, where he made a living from private pupils and occasional appearances as an accompanist in chamber concerts.

There was a problem with your submission. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Learn More smetana moldova these related Britannica articles: He threw himself into the musical life of the omldova, primarily as a champion of the new genre of Czech opera.


It is to this that I will sacrifice myself.

Besides the river theme, Smetana depicts both the calmness of the river in the moonlight and the excitement of its rapids. Please enable JavaScript on your browser to best view this site. King Shahryar, who is convinced that his brides are disloyal, vows that he will execute a new bride every day.

By the time Smetana omldova his schooling, his father’s fortunes had declined. Conductor Rimma Sushanskaya from Saint Petersburg is a laureate of various international competitions and is known for the smettana intensity and brilliant virtuosity of her concerts.

The elder Smetana moldova, although uneducated, had a natural gift for music and smetana moldova in a string quartet.