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 (smĕt′n-ə, smĕ′tä-nä), Bedřich 1824-1884.
Czech composer whose works include the opera The Bartered Bride (1866) and the cycle of tone poems My Country (1880).
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(Czech ˈsmɛtana)
(Biography) Bedřich (ˈbɛdrʒix). 1824–84, Czech composer, founder of his country's national school of music. His works include My Fatherland (1874–79), a cycle of six symphonic poems, and the opera The Bartered Bride (1866)
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(ˈsmɛt n ə)

Bedřich, 1824–84, Czech composer.
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In the past twenty years or so, musicological research has been conspicuously silent regarding the "father of Czech music", Bedrich Smetana (Marta Ottlova, Milan Pospisil, John Tyrrell, and Kelly St Pierre.
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This father and son duo will come together for a two-piano performance with pieces by Smetana, Schubert, Ravel and Rachmaninov.
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