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Notes On Music
Tue June 11, 2013
A Most Exemplary Czech
Bedrich Smetana was the composer who most exemplified the character of his native Czechoslovakia.
In Má Vlast, or My Fatherland, he portrays the history, legends, and landscape of the country, making a strong statement of nationality.
Unfortunately, Smetana eventually went deaf, had a mental breakdown, and died in 1884 in an asylum. What a loss.