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Smetana: Triumphal Symphony & Overture and Dances from The Bartered Bride


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Bedrich Smetana’s ‘Festive Symphony’ was composed in 1854 when hopes for Emperor Franz Joseph becoming King of Bohemia were high. The splendid sounds of Smetana’s only formal symphony pre-echo later masterpieces such as ‘Ma Vlast,’ but his use of the Austrian Imperial anthem became unacceptable in the subsequent spirit of Czech nationalism, resulting in the work’s neglect. With its sparkling overture and lively rural dances, ‘The Bartered Bride’ secured Smetana’s international reputation and, as the only Czech opera of its day to enter the standard repertoire, it became a beacon for the nation’s 19th century musical renaissance. Conductor Darrell Ang is the artistic director and chief conductor of China’s Sichuan Symphony. He regularly conducts orchestras across the world, including the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. Ang’s first album for Naxos was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2016.
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Item number 8573672
Barcode 747313367276
Release date 5/11/2018
Category Orchestral
Label NAXOS CLASSICS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Conductor Ang, Darrell
Orchestra Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Disc: 1
Triumphal Symphony in E Major, Op. 600:29:59
1 Triumphal Symphony in E Major, Op. 6: I. Allegro v 00:11:00 Ang, Darrell Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
2 Triumphal Symphony in E Major, Op. 6: II. Largo ma 00:10:36 Ang, Darrell Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
3 Triumphal Symphony in E Major, Op. 6: III. Scherzo 00:08:47 Ang, Darrell Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
4 Triumphal Symphony in E Major, Op. 6: IV. Finale. 00:12:20 Ang, Darrell Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Overture00:04:00
5 Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride): Overture 00:07:06 Ang, Darrell Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
The Bartered Bride, JB 1:10000:08:18
6 The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100 (Excerpts): Polka 00:05:01 Ang, Darrell Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
7 The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100 (Excerpts): Furiant 00:02:05 Ang, Darrell Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
8 The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100 (Excerpts): Dance of 00:06:33 Ang, Darrell Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
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