Smetana Moldau

Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Dvorak: Symphonie No.9; Smetana: Moldau (1985)

Karajan & Wiener Philharmoniker - Dvorak: Symphonie No.9; Smetana: Moldau (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 227 MB | no scans
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | 55:12

A great combination of the great composers. Dvorak's 9th Symphony also known as "From the New World" and Smetana's "Moldau" from his series "My Motherland". The cover above is from the 1993 remastered edition but the rip source is the original 1985 disc.
Ferenc Fricsay: Dvorak, Symp 9 - Smetana, Moldau - Liszt, Les Preludes

Berliner Philharmoniker, Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin
Leitung: Ferenc Fricsay

Smetana, Dvorak - Kubelik - Die Moldau; Aus Böhmens Hain und Flur (1971/1975) [reissued on CD 1988]

Smetana / Dvorak - Rafael Kubelik - Aus Böhmens Hain und Flur / Die Moldau / Slawische Tänze
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 275 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 423 769-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1988 (1971 & 1975)
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Harnoncourt)  

Posted by Ignazio Favagrossa at Nov. 25, 2008
Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Harnoncourt)

Bedrich Smetana - Ma Vlast (Harnoncourt)
2 CD | APE+CUE | Covers | 351Mb

I've loved this work by Smetana for many decades now, particularly in recordings by Kubelik and Ancerl. I was first drawn by the music in Die Moldau and then introduced to the other pieces over time. When I first heard this recording by Harnoncourt and the Vienna Philharmonic, I was struck by how well Harnoncourt's interpretation tied the various tone poems together into a coherent whole. I was truly impressed by the freshness of the interpretation. Subsequent listenings have only deepened my appreciation for Harnoncourt's vision for this work.(…) (Amazon)
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.

Takács Quartet - Janáček & Smetana: String Quartets (2015)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Aug. 9, 2016
Takács Quartet - Janáček & Smetana: String Quartets (2015)

Takács Quartet - Janáček & Smetana: String Quartets (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:22 | 164 MB
Label: Hyperion

The much-feted Takacs Quartet presents three popular string quartets from Czechoslovakia. Janacek's String Quartet No.1 was inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novella, The Kreutzer Sonata, which was in turn inspired by Beethoven's Violin Sonata No.9. Janacek's String Quartet No.2 was dedicated to his friendship with Kamila Stosslova, a married woman 38 years his junior with whom he exchanged over 700 letters. As the subtitle suggests, Smetana's String Quartet No.1 'From My Life' is semi-autobiographical and consists of sketches of periods from Smetana's life. All three works share narrative undercurrents that draw performances of gripping engagement from this elite group of players.

Smetana Trio - Martinu: The Complete Piano Trios (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at July 4, 2016
Smetana Trio - Martinu: The Complete Piano Trios (2016)

Smetana Trio - Martinu: The Complete Piano Trios (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:23 | 123 MB
Label: Supraphon Records

The complete set of Bohuslav Martins piano trios affords a fascinating insight into the constant transformations of his musical idiom from the early 1930s to the 1950s, also giving testimony to the composer as a human and his particular mindset. The first, five- movement, trio, Cinq pièces brèves (1930) was written in a carefree manner (within a mere ten days) and intuitively. It is the very first Martin piece to reflect his penchant for Neo–Baroque music, so salient a trait of his later creations.
Roberto Plano - Bedrich Smetana: Piano Music, Album Leaves and Sketches (2014)

Roberto Plano - Bedřich Smetana: Piano Music, Album Leaves and Sketches (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94788 | Time: 01:16:39

This will be quite a discovery for those who know the music of Bedrich Smetana only through his grand and nationalistic cycle of tone-poems, Ma Vlast, even if they are yet familiar with his more painfully intimate string quartets or his folkloristic operas. For Smetana, like most composers, needed to eat; and to do so he was happy to make his own contribution towards satisfying the seemingly insatiable appetite of the bourgeois 19th-century public for piano music that they could perform at home. Music of no great difficulty but boundless charm, these miniatures are now seldom heard and even less often recorded, and this is a shame, for works such as the Op.3 Characteristic Pieces show how the pianistic extroversion of Brahms and Liszt (who was a great admirer and supporter of the young Smetana, giving him valuable introductions to publishers) could be adapted to a domestic context, and with the particular inflection of Czech and Bohemian character, derived not only from simple and song-like melodies but also irregularly stressed dance-rhythms that the young Italian pianist Roberto Plano relishes to the full on this welcome new survey.
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 Volume 2 (2009)  

Posted by peotuvave at Aug. 26, 2015
Smetana - Orchestral Works Volume 2 (2009)

Smetana - Orchestral Works Volume 2 (2009)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 302 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 175 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10518

Volume one of this series was an Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and here Gianandrea Noseda conducts his second instalment in his Smetana Orchestral Works series. This latest programme is made up of the familiar Bartered Bride Overture and Dances with the overtures and ballets of his lesser-known operas, including his first opera The Brandenburgers - performed with the Ballet from Act I, The Kiss – which was his first collaboration with the brilliant young librettist and poet, Eliska Krasnohorska, and The Devil’s Wall all of which offer Smetana’s masterful orchestration, panache and virtuosity. They are performed with assurance by the BBC Philharmonic.