Tag: Bedřich Smetana

Uncertain Revival: The Prague Shakespeare Company Presents The Life & Times Of Bedřich Smetana

In Deaf Empire: Replaying Bedřich Smetana, Stephan Delbos’ new play about the 19th century Czech revivalist composer Bedřich Smetana produced by the Prague Shakespeare Company and directed by Amy Huck at Prague’s Kolowrat theatre, we are presented with an intimate portrait of one of the Czech nation’s greatest musical icons. In Delbos’ humorous yet moving portrayal, we are reminded that the acceptance, and even the existence, of some of our…

Thursday, October 20, 2011:My Country

My Country “These compositions I want to dedicate to the famous city of Prague…as here I gained education in music, here long years I performed publicly, and here I was stricken by a disease that is for a musician most frightful.” – Bedřich Smetana, from a letter to the Council of the Royal Capital City Prague This is the dedication of the pinnacle work of Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, completed…