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

"Má vlast" (My Fatherland)

In the great symphonic cycle, Mà vlast (My Fatherland), written between 1874 and 1879, Bedrich Smetana uses musical means to celebrate the history, mythology and natural splendor of his homeland. With the six parts of this tone poem, Smetana –...

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Semyon Bychkov

On 3 October 2018, Semyon Bychkov started his tenure as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Czech Philharmonic with a concert that celebrated 100 years of Czech Independence. Further celebratory concerts were given by Bychkov and the Orchestra...  more