The Bartered Bride Opera in 3 Acts

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dc.contributor.other Bedřich Smetana es
dc.contributor.other Gabriela Beňačková es
dc.contributor.other Peter Dvorský es
dc.contributor.other Richard Novák es
dc.contributor.other Prague Philharmonic Choir es
dc.contributor.other Czech Philharmonic Orchestra es
dc.contributor.other Zdeněk Košler es
dc.coverage.spatial Prague, Czech Republic es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-05T20:01:25Z
dc.date.available 1982
dc.date.available 2013-06-05T20:01:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2003
dc.date.issued 2013-06-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3353
dc.description.abstract Bedrich Smetana was one of the great composers of his country's history and one of the leaders of the movement toward musical nationalism. His father was a violin teacher who gave Bedrich his first lessons and referred him to keyboard, harmony, and composition lessons when the boy requested them. His father tried to get Bedrich to apply himself in academics, but Bedrich was too focused on music to be a good student. Bedrich Kittl, director of the Prague Conservatory, in 1844 found Smetana a job as a music teacher to the family of Count Leopold Thun while continuing music studies. He remained with the count for three and a half years, but he quit to undertake a concert tour, which turned out to be a financial failure. Franz Liszt aided Smetana in finding a publisher for some early piano music and in 1848, Smetana founded a successful piano school. Although he established a strong local reputation as a pianist, his piano compositions (mostly lighter works) did not earn him any special distinction as a composer. In 1860, the Austro-Hungarian Empire granted internal political autonomy to Bohemia. A movement began to search for a genuine Czech voice in arts, including the establishment of a national theater. In 1862-1863, Smetana composed The Brandenburgers in Bohemia, his first opera, which was a success at its premiere on January 5, 1866. His next opera was Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), his most famous and enduring opera today, but a failure when it premiered on May 30, 1866. In 1866, Smetana became conductor of the Provisional Theater, re-forming its administration and attempting to raise standards. His next opera, Dalibor (1871), was criticized for its Wagnerian elements. He had also written Libuse, but could find no producer. But in 1874, he had a large success with a light, popular opera, The Two Widows. However, a severe whistling in the ears (graphically depicted in his autobiographical string quartet From My Life) led to deafness by the end of that year, symptoms of tertiary syphilis. He continued to compose and wrote his orchestral masterpiece Má Vlast (My Country) from 1874 to 1879. Three more operas were premiered successfully, including Libuse, but the last was The Devil's Wall (1882). By now, Smetana was seriously ill. The brain damage from syphilis led to madness, and he was confined to an asylum where he died. National mourning was proclaimed and he was given a burial at the Vyshehrad, one of the national sites depicted in Má Vlast. © Joseph Stevenson, All Music Guide
dc.description.tableofcontents CD1-- The Bartered Bride ; Overture-- Act I ; Scene I : Let us rejoice let’s be merry (Chorus), Scene II : Recitativo ‘It will then happen like I have been told!’ (Mařenka, Jeník), Aria ‘should I ever happen to learn something like that about you’ (Mařenka), Recitativo ‘It’s only true that your past life’ (Mařenka, Jeník), Duetto ‘While a mother’s love means blessing’ (Jeník, Mařenka), Scene III : ‘As I’m saying my dear fellow’ (Kecal, Krušina, Ludmila), Recitativo ‘Of course I know Tobiáš Mícha’ (Krušina, Kecal, Ludmila), Terzetto ‘He’s well brought up’ (Kecal, Ludmila, Krušina), Scene IV : Quartetto ‘Here she’s coming’ (Kecal, Krušsina, Ludmila, Mařenka), Recitativo ‘Jeník will not give in’ (Mařenka, Ludmila, Krušina, Kecal), Scene V : Polka-- Act Two ; Scene I : ‘Beer’s no doubt’ (Chorus, Jeník, Kecal), Furiant, Scene II : ‘My mother dear said to me’ (Vašek), Scene III : Recitativo ‘you are surely…Bridegroom?’ (Mařenka, Vašek), Duetto ‘I konow a maiden fair’ (Mařenka, Vašek)-- CD2-- Scene IV : Recitativo ‘As I say she’s lovely’ (Kecal, Jeník), Duetto ‘Now then my dear man (Kecal, Jeník), Recitativo ‘And if you renounce Mařenka (Kecal, Jeník), Scene V : ‘When you find out whom you have bought a bride’ (Jeník), Scene VI : Finale ‘Come inside people (Kecal, Jeník, Krušina, Chorus)-- Act III ; Scene I : I…I can’t get off my mind (Vašek), Scene II : March of the comedians – Recitativo- We announce to the public (Principal), Dance of the comedians, Recitativo ‘Oh oh that will be lovely! (Vašek, Esmeralda, Indian, Principal), Scene III : Duetto ‘ We shall make a gracefull little bear of you’ (Esmeralda, Principal), Scene IV : Recitativo ‘Oh dear me! (Vašek, Háta, Kecal, Mícha), Quartetto ‘What? He doesn’t want her? (Háta, Mícha, Kecal, Vašek), No no I don’t believe (Mařenka, Krušina, Kecal, Ludmila), Scene V : ‘Tell...tell me what you wnat? (Vašek, Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Mícha, Kecal), Sextetto ‘Make up your mind Mařenka (Ludmila, Háta, Krušina, Kecal, Mícha, Mařenka), Scene VI : ‘Oh what a grief!’ (Mařenka), Scene VII : Mařenka mine (Jeník, Mařenka), Scene VIII : Recitativo ‘Well so you are still here my young man? (Kecal, Mařenka, Jeník), Terzetto ‘Calm down calm down dear’ (Jeník, Mařenka, Kecal), Scne IX : Finale ‘What have you decided Mařenka? (Chorus, Mařenka, Ludmila, Háta, Jeník, Krušina, Mícha, Kecal), Scene X : ‘Save yourselves! (Boys), Recitativo ‘D…D…Don’t be agraid! (Vašek, Háta, Krušina), Remember neighbour! (Krušina, Ludmila, Mícha, Mařenka, Jeník, Chorus)-- es
dc.format.extent CD 1 (64:51 min.) ; CD2 (72:28 min.) es
dc.format.medium 2 CD-Rom. Digital ; 4 3/4 plg. es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 52462152 es
dc.subject.lcsh Operas es
dc.title The Bartered Bride Opera in 3 Acts es
dc.title.alternative Bedřich Smetana : The Bartered Bride Opera in 3 Acts es
dc.title.alternative Bedřich Smetana : Prodaná nevěsta Opera o 3 dějstvích es
dc.title.alternative La novia vendida Opera en 3 Actos es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Supraphon a.s. es
dc.identifier.classification 099925370725 es
dc.subject.cdu Sm.03 es


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