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Bedřich Smetana

Together with Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana ranks as the founder of a Czech national style of music. While Dvořák, however, concentrated mainly on the traditional genres of the symphony and the string quartet, Smetana geared his musical language...  more

Overture to the opera "Prodana Nevesta" ("The Bartered Bride")

Czech composer Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884) founded a music school in 1848 and was active for a long time as a pedagogue. Later he accepted a conducting position in Göteborg. With his works, first and foremost the cycle "Má vlast" ("My...

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Sergei Prokofiev

When Sergei Prokofiev died in Moscow on March 5, 1953 - the same day as Josef Stalin - he left behind an extensive body of work, of which his musical fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf", his first symphony, subtitled "Symphonie Classique", and his ballet...  more

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C major, Opus 26

In 1921 Prokofiev spent the summer in Saint Brévin les Pins on the coast of Brittany. His daily schedule was meticulously planned in keeping with his nature: "I rise at 8:30. After drinking a hot chocolate, I see if the garden is where I presume it...

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Johannes Brahms

"New Trails“ was the title of an enthusiastic article in the "Neue Zeitschrift für Musik“ in which Robert Schumann introduced Johannes Brahms (born on May 7th 1833 in Hamburg) to the musical world. Praised as an innovator by Schumann, Brahms was...  more

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Opus 68

Ever since Schumann first praised the young Brahms, calling him a trail-blazing composer, the public eagerly awaited his First Symphony. And the pressure that weighed down on the creative process was correspondingly heavy. Not until 1876, at the...

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Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...  more

Yekwon Sunwoo, Piano