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[Czech be-drzhikh] /Czech ˈbɛ drʒɪx/ (Show IPA), 1824–84, Czech composer.
Historical Examples

Smetana came first into the field; it was his work to gather the stones and to lay the foundation.
Studies in Modern Music, Second Series W. H. Hadow

Smetana was a brilliant composer, but his value lies in his awakening of the Bohemians to musical creation.
A Popular History of the Art of Music W. S. B. Mathews

Again, it was a stroke of good-fortune that Smetana’s genius should turn at once in the direction of opera.
Studies in Modern Music, Second Series W. H. Hadow

At parting he asked me to go with him next day to his physician, Dr. Smetana, who had gained some repute as an aurist.
The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer

And in Smetana’s quartet Aus meinem Leben, the viola plays a most important rôle.
Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens

We have the authority of Cosmas for this; also Smetana composed an opera all about Libuša, so all our doubts are dispelled.
From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker

There is little wonder that Smetana has been almost canonised by his people.
Studies in Modern Music, Second Series W. H. Hadow

Nevertheless, no one can doubt that one characteristic of the countrymen of Smetana and Dvok is their noble gift for music.
Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule Various

Smetana was the physician who had treated Karl when he was a boy at Giannatasios school.
The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer

Another celebrated performer was Auguste Auspitz, one of Smetana’s best pupils.
Woman’s Work in Music Arthur Elson

Bedřich (ˈbɛdrʒix). 1824–84, Czech composer, founder of his country’s national school of music. His works include My Fatherland (1874–79), a cycle of six symphonic poems, and the opera The Bartered Bride (1866)


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