Smetana

Bedrich Smetana - La Moldau, Trio Op.15, Danses Tchèques, Quatuor No.1 (2017) {Diapason}


EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 334 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 193 mb
Classical | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason / DIAP089

Czech quarter: two classics, a rarity and a treasure as dear to Nicolas Derny as to Georges Zeisel: the terrible Quartet "From my life" by young Vlach, LP Electrola unpublished on CD.
Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker) (1987) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (James Levine, Wiener Philharmoniker) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | 325 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 431 652 2


James Levine's viennese recording of Smetana's famed masterpiece is one of the best performances of the work around today. With clear, full-bodied digital recording and ripe, rich and opulent playing from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, it presents a performance that is as comporable to Kubelik as any other. Despite Levine's roots in the theatre (Metropolitan Opera), he manages to grasp a clear sense of drama in the work, and while some might argue that he is mainly concerned with orchestral effect for its own sake, he certainly does not do this but presents every minute detail in this musical kaliedascopic picture.
Garrick Ohlsson - Smetana: Czech Dances & On the seashore (2016) [TR24][OF]

Garrick Ohlsson - Smetana: Czech Dances & On the seashore
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 62:06 min | 978 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2016

Smetana's two sets of Czech Dancesthe rst comprising four Chopinesque Polkas, the second exploring other dance forms more associated with Dvoákprovide the ideal vehicle for the understated pianism of Garrick Ohlsson. The evocative tone poem in miniature 'On the seashore' completes the programme.

Takacs Quartet - Janacek, Smetana: String Quartets (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Dec. 15, 2016
Takacs Quartet - Janacek, Smetana: String Quartets (2015)

Takacs Quartet - Janacek, Smetana: String Quartets (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 332 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67997

A second new album this year from the much-fêted Takács Quartet presents three popular string quartets from Czechoslovakia. Janáček’s two quartets share with Smetana’s No 1 narrative undercurrents, and draw from our four players performances of gripping engagement.
Boston Symphony Orchestra - Smetana Ma Vlast (Mein Vaterland) (1971)  {1986 Deutsche Grammophon}

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Smetana Ma Vlast (Mein Vaterland) (1971) {1986 Deutsche Grammophon}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 171 mb
Genre: Christmas, classical

Smetana Ma Vlast (Mein Vaterland) is a 1971 album by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with Rafael Kubelik conducting. This CD was released in 1986 through Deutsche Grammophon and was pressed in (West) Germany, thus the titles.
Smetana - The bartered bride [Prodana nevesta] (James Levine) (2010/1978)

Smetana - The bartered bride [Prodaná nevěsta] (James Levine) (2010/1978)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.60 Gb+3.62 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 142 min
Classical | The Metropolitan Opera | Sub: English

This MET production of Bedrich Semtana's classic folk opera boasts a superb cast, including Nicolai Gedda, Jon Vickers, Teresa Stratas, and Martti Talvela. The staging and mis-en-scene is traditional and very well done. Everyone seems to be enjoying this presentation. Although not to the same standard as today's HD productions, this is still a wonderful way to get to know this delightful opera.

Sitkovetsky Trio - Dvorak, Smetana, Suk: Piano Trios (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 3, 2015
Sitkovetsky Trio - Dvorak, Smetana, Suk: Piano Trios (2014)

Sitkovetsky Trio - Dvorak, Smetana, Suk: Piano Trios (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 309 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 173 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 2059

The two large-scale works by Dvořák and Smetana are complemented here by the one- movement Elegy, by Josef Suk, Dvořák’s student and later son-in-law. Formed in 2007, the Sitkovetsky Trio performs worldwide and has received numerous awards and critical acclaim, but is here making its début on disc, in a programme perfectly suited to the ensemble’s virtuosic and impassioned music-making.

Smetana: Orchestral Works - Valek, Prague Radio So (2007)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at April 21, 2014
Smetana: Orchestral Works - Valek, Prague Radio So (2007)

Smetana: Orchestral Works - Valek, Prague Radio So (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 3 CDs | Full Scans | 798 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog Number: 3916

Every true believer in the music of Czech nationalist composer Bedrich Smetana will have to check out this three-disc set of his orchestral works with Vladimir Válek leading the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Not only does it contain Smetana's orchestral masterpiece Má Vlast plus his three fairly well-known tone poems Richard III, Wallenstein's Campo, and Hakon Jarl, it also contains his nearly completely unknown four-movement Triumph Symphony, his almost totally unknown March for Shakespeare, and the Ceremonial Prelude in C major along with three short orchestral dances, the Georginen, the Louisen, and the Our Lasses Polkas.

Smetana: Prodaná nevěsta (3 CD) Zdeněk Košler(1975)  Music

Posted by drbarbaro at July 2, 2010
Smetana: Prodaná nevěsta (3 CD) Zdeněk Košler(1975)

Bedřich Smetana: Prodaná nevěsta
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans (covers+tracklist) | 47.18+36.26+53.09 min (3 CD) | 616 MB
Opera | Label: Supraphon | Recorded: 1980 & 1981 | Released: 1981
Gabriela Beňačková-Čápová, Peter Dvorský, Miroslav Kopp, Richard Novák; Zdeněk Košler

This remarkable performance, recorded in 1980 and 1981, has never been bettered. Conductor Zdenek Kosler keeps the energy level very high while studiously avoiding overt sentimentality–but this is not to say that Vasek's problems do not evoke pathos. The purely orchestral sections–the overture and dances–are brilliantly played, almost as virtuoso set-pieces, but elsewhere the singers play off one another in a naturally operatic way… Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Jakub Hrusa - Smetana: Má vlast (My Country), JB 1:112 (2017)

Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Jakub Hrusa - Smetana: Má vlast (My Country), JB 1:112 (2017)
Classical, Romantic Era, Orchestral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:21:08 | 186 MB
Label: Tudor | Release Year: 2017

Compared to other European orchestras with centuries-old legacies, the relatively young Bamberg Symphony Orchestra has earned a reputation through its many tours and recordings. The ensemble was founded in 1946 by members of the Prague Deutsche Philharmonie, a wartime orchestra that only lasted from 1939 until 1945. The orchestra's principal conductors have been Joseph Keilberth (1940-1945, 1949-1968), Herbert Albert (1947-1948), Eugen Jochum (1948-1949, 1968-1973), James Loughran (1978-1983), Witold Rowicki (1983-1985), and Horst Stein (from 1985). Jonathan Nott took over the post in 2000.